Category Archives for "Middle East"

Oct 23

The Feynan Ecolodge: Stargazing and Coffee with the Bedouin in the Desert in Jordan

By Abi King | Jordan , Middle East

Sparks hissed from the fire where we clustered beneath the stars. The group fell silent, waiting for Hussein to finish his story. He sat cross-legged, wearing the traditional thawb and keffiyeh, his deep eyes lined with kohl.

“My darling,” he said, fixing his eyes on the girl in front of him. “Forget the astronomer. Come with me. I’ll show you the stars in the day.”

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Jan 29

Things to do in Amman Jordan: The Oldest City in the World

By Abi King | Jordan , Middle East

Things to do in Amman Jordan Oldest City on earthGreat Things to do in Amman, JordanVisit The CitadelThe citadel is to Amman what the Statue of Liberty is to New York: a city-defining icon (although that is where the similarities end.) Instead of a tall green fire-bearing maiden, Amman’s citadel involves crumbling stones and walkways through […]

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Jan 23

Traditional Jordanian Food Recipes – From Cooking Lessons in Amman, Jordan

By Abi King | Food , Jordan , Middle East

Traditional Jordanian food may not be the most famous in the world but it’s definitely something I look forward to every time I travel to Jordan. It’s built to share, making mealtimes a wonderfully social experience, full of flavour and stories fit to hear beneath starlight. Here’s some Jordanian food to look out for, plus some recipes to try at home that I picked up at the amazingly entertaining Beit Sitti cooking lessons in Amman. Bon appetit!

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