Down to the Jordan River: The Baptism Site

Jordan has only few rivers, but a real famous one: Jordan River.  Jordan River springs at Tiberias Lake, the ‘Sea of Galilee’, and runs along Jordan Valley into Dead Sea. The river is short but long in history. And so the story of the Baptism Site. It is right at the border between East Bank…

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A Muddy Day at the Dead Sea

Visiting the Dead Sea was always a dream of mine. Just 50 km from Amman, reaching the earth’s lowest elevation on land, about 400 meters under sea level. Because of the high salt content there is no sea life and also you won´t see any else action on water. So… it is quite a perfect…

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Mount Nebo with View to the Promised Land

Mūsā, the taxi driver who brings us home from the 8th circle after typical Saturday’s shopping tour, once again tells us the story of his name’s fame. I have to admit it’s not the first time listening. Mūsā, or Moses, the man who found the ‘Holy Land’ while standing right at the top of Mt.…

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Wadi Rum: A Bedouin Lifestyle

We were ready. We started with a backpack filled with adventure, a toothbrush, a fresh shirt and some underwear. We took the first bus in the morning from Amman to Aqaba. For us it seemed to be the most convenient and stress-free way to reach our destination. After four hours bus ride through the impressive…

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Christmas in Amman

Coming from Austria, where everything shines and blinks starting by October, I wasn’t expecting much of that Christmas spirit in a Muslim country. I was surprised that around the Second Advent shopping malls and foreigner populated restaurants and bars begin to decorate for Christmas – just as in Europe. For an Austrian, three weeks before…

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