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Category: Asia

Culinary Delights in Jordan

If you have been reading Andrea on Vacation for long, you know that food is probably my favorite part about traveling. Experience new dishes and ingredients in a new place one excellent way to learn about another culture. In Jordan, we ate barbeque cooked under the sand in Wadi Rum, Jordanian bites under a trellis in the garden, and a home-cooked meal in my tour guide’s house. Each of these memorable meals added something special to my amazing trip of Jordan. Jordan is not known as a culinary destination so it was a treat to have amazing food the entire Read More

Chilly Wadi Rum

With soft, reddish sand, Wadi Rum is a popular backdrop in Hollywood movies to portray other planets. Scenes from Matt Damon’s The Martian was filmed in Wadi Rum. In January, it is chilly and the wind whips the sand around making it seem like Wadi Rum could be very similar to a Mars climate. The smooth sand makes an excellent medium for sand angels and practicing cartwheels. Most tourists will either hike, ride a camel, or take a 4×4 ride through the desert to see the rock formations. A night, there are desert camps with tents and strange pods for Read More