Tag Archives: Middle East

PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEW AND ONLY MEMBER IN JORDAN: MR. BASHAR BADARNEH CHEF CONCIERGE FOUR SEASONS AMMAN, JORDAN

While traveling on holiday in Jordan I happened to arrive in Amman at the very same time that Mr. Bashar Badarneh, Chef Concierge of The Four Seasons had just received his keys in the post.  The occasion was quite fortuitous … Continue reading

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DEPARTING TONIGHT ON THE NEW DELTA#33 NON STOP FROM AMMAN, JORDAN TO NYC JFK!

Today is the last day of my historic journey and adventure through Jordan.  Please stay tuned for the following concluding remarks of this historic adventure: 1) Michael’s Hot Picks and Favorites: Jordan Hotels, Restaurants and Historic Sites, 2) Out and … Continue reading

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THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL AMMAN JORDAN

THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE MOST LUXURIOUS HOTEL IN AMMAN, JORDAN.   LOCATED IN AN UPSCALE RESIDENTIAL AREA OF AMMAN YET STILL VERY CONVENIENTLY LOCATED TO MOST HISTORIC SITES AND DOWNTOWN AREAS OF AMMAN.  THE FOUR SEASONS DELIVERS WHAT IS … Continue reading

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DAY 8 VISIT TO JESUS BAPTISM SITE IN BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN!

WHATEVER ONE’S RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, IT’S DIFFICULT NOT TO BE MOVED TO VISIT THIS SIMPLE BUT PROFOUND PILE OF RUINS.  THIS IS THE SITE THAT ARCHEOLOGISTS CERTIFY WHERE JOHN THE BAPTIST PREACHED, WHERE JESUS WAS BAPTISED, WHERE THE FIRST FIVE APOSTLES … Continue reading

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DAY 7 DRIVING ALONG THE JORDAN RIVER TO THE DEAD SEA!!

FROM AQABA HEADING NORTH ON HWY 65 IT IS APPROXIMATELY THREE HOURS TO THE RESORT AREA OF THE DEAD SEA.   ALONG THIS HIGHWAY ARE SEVERAL CHECK POINTS AND GUARD POSTS POSITIONS IN THE DESERT ON EACH SIDE OF THE … Continue reading

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DAY 6 ALONG THE DESERT HIGHWAY AND WADI RUM

THERE IS A MAGNIFICENT ROAD WHICH LEADS FROM WADI MUSA (PETRA) ALL THE WAY THROUGH ONE OF THE MOST EXPANSIVE DESERTS IN THE WORLD AND WADI RUM ONE OF THE LAST DESERT OUTPOSTS.  THIS IS THE LAND OF TE LAWRENCE … Continue reading

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BEDOUIN LIFE AND CULTURE IN THE DESERT

TYPICAL BEDOUIN TENT: THE ART OF HOSPITALITY PREVAILS WITH SWEET BLACK BEDOUIN TEA AND FRESHLY GROUND COFFEE NOT TO MENTION SHISHA PIPES (APPLE TOBACCO)  BEDOUIN CAVE WHERE I HAD DINNER LAST NIGHT – LIFE CAN BE HARSH IN THE DESERT … Continue reading

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