That is the case with me and Jordan, about which I knew nothing except that Jordan almonds do not have anything to do with the country.
Then I read The Faithful Traveler's post about Jordan which made me really interested in it. (You do know Diana and I are going to the Holy Land together next spring, right? Of course, you do!)
Noor, Queen Rania, both his favorite type as it turns out.)
Catching up with Neil Gaiman's blog last week I saw that he'd been to Jordan for the UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, to visit the Syrian Refugee Camps and report on what he found.
I came away from Jordan ashamed to be part of a race that treats its members so very badly, and simultaneously proud to be part of the same human race as it does its best to help the people who are hurt, who need refuge, safety and dignity. We are all part of a huge family, the family of humanity, and we look after our family.Why I Am Smiling in This Picture, which made me like Gaiman even more and also, of course, the fact that that camp is there for those kids.
And then yesterday our youngest daughter, Rose, was video Skyping for our usual Sunday chat. She was talking about her friend, Natalie, who as it turns out is Jordanian. It sounds like a really wonderful place as Rose told about Natalie's reminiscences of grade school, the vagaries of giving directions because street names are so long, and the way families will dominate entire floors of apartment buildings so they can all live next door to each other.
I'd love to see it for myself!
That 3-Day Extension into Jordan is sounding better and better, for our Holy Land Pilgrimage.
The brochure is at the printer but the pdf is ready right here for anyone interested. Just right-click and download. Diana's site has the entire itinerary with extra details on the Jordan extension.
Which I will make free to include below. Check it out ... Petra! You know -- Indiana Jones, Sean Connery, and "he chose poorly!" That's a must see!