Category Archives for "Jordan"

Feb 18

7 of the Best Things To Do in Jordan

By Abi King | Jordan

I’ve rounded up seven of the best things to do in Jordan for you, all tried and tested by me. Yes, I know I usually wax lyrical, bringing you poetry, interviews, dreams and more but I also know you’re busy. So here’s a shortcut to all that lyrical stuff, all nicely packaged up. Go live, […]

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Feb 01

All Men Dream But Not Equally Quotes from T. E. Lawrence in the Desert in Jordan

By Abi King | Inspire Me

All Men Dream But Not Equally Sand. There’s just something about it. Sure, we know it’s made from silicon dioxide, occasionally star-shaped, and results from a damn good ravaging from the weathers of geological time. Yet up close it’s boring; under our feet, it soothes or scorches. And when seen from a distance, it’s inspirationally, breathlessly mesmerising. […]

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Jan 29

The Oldest City in the World

By Abi King | Jordan

City Flavours Everywhere has them, I suppose. The naughty but nice hot streetside foods that define a city, to my tastebuds at least. In London, it’s roast chestnuts, steam smoking into the winter sky while amber embers blaze. In New York, it’s bagels, my first plaited bread sticks studded with cubic salt. Singapore surprised with the […]

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Dec 21

Feeling Alive in the Dead Sea

By Abi King | Jordan

The Dead Sea, Jordan Let’s face it, the Dead Sea has a depressing name. It also fizzes the synapses by sounding too much like Red Sea. Red Sea, Dead Sea. Red Sea. Dead Sea. Completely easy enough to tell apart until the in-the-moment talking about them both when white panic sets in. A similar thing happens […]

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Dec 09

Broken Pieces in Jordan

By Abi King | Jordan

“People want to talk to me a lot,” he said, as blue and yellow danced across the coffee from the stained glass windows overhead. “Because I’m a Christian,” he went on, “and am interested in political science. “And because I live in Madaba, Jordan – and because that’s in the Middle East.” Christianity in Jordan […]

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Dec 15

A Hot Air Balloon Flight, Jordan

By Abi King | Jordan

Another four am start. Another cold morning. Another walk through darkness and another outstanding experience. After years and years and y-e-a-rs of trying to get on board a hot air balloon, I finally managed to get airborne and float across the Pyrenees in September this year. Barely a month later, good luck struck again and […]

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