In the Shadow of Petra, Wadi Rum Beckons

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Visitors to Jordan come chiefly for Petra, the vaunted ancient city that had become a forgotten outpost until re-discovered in the 19th Century. Many have heard of Wadi Rum, the expansive mountain desert in the south of Jordan, but few have stayed there overnight to explore its wonders and experience the Bedouin culture. S. Michael Scadron illustrates how Wadi Rum beckons us, not only because of its natural beauty, but also for the richness of its history and cultural heritage.

Jordan: The Switzerland of the Middle East – Jordan, Middle East

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Jordan has no oil and is officially a “water poor” nation. But it has one valuable resource in a troubled area – not easy to export, people flock to get it. Andrea Granahan wishes it could be bottled

Madain Saleh: Arabia’s Hidden Treasure – Saudi Arabia

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There is truth in the saying "a picture paints a thousand words". But words and photographs cannot convey fully the beauty and essence of a place. Danny V. Hizon found this to be true when h

On the Road to Petra – Petra, Jordan

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home_jul06_petra.jpgDanny Hizon thinks t

Arm Wrestling Arabs in Petra – Petra, Jordan

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Jason Hahn learns another valuable road-warrior lesson: Don’t arm wrestle with Arab men for money.

Travels With Nate #9: Aquba – Petra, Jordan

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Ian is spending a few days wandering around the famous city of Petra and yes, he saw the same building as in the Indiana Jones movie!

Searching for Something #9: Pilgrimage to Petra – Petra, Jordan

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Even waiting 18 hours for a ferry can make for a good travel experience, but crossing 8-lane roads on foot is another story.

This Jordan Doesn’t Play Basketball – Petra, Jordan

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The Treasury, which once captivated Indiana Jones,