Have you ever dreamed of waking up under foreign skies, just a short walk from Petra, "the Rose Red city half as old as time?" Have you ever wondered what it's like to float in the Dead Sea? Have you longed to explore castles and remains of Roman cities? Or picnic in a desert Bedouin encampment? Well now you can!
As a journalist, I spent many years living and working in Jordan. Now you can benefit from my insider's knowledge of the desert kingdom. Won't you join Alex de Souza and me March 1-8, 2010 on a photography safari to Jordan? Not only will we explore Petra - one of the New Seven Wonders of the World - we'll visit many other key historic sites. And we'll receive landscape photography tips from Zohrab, Jordan's premier photographer!
In the Jordanian capital Amman, we'll walk through a Roman amphitheatre and trawl the Aladdin's Cave of souks and spices, as well as the labyrinth gold market. We'll stroll through the ruins of a Roman city in Jerash. We'll visit a mountain-top castle in Ajloun and Qasr Amra and other castles in the desert.
We'll travel to the biblical city of Madaba, where an ancient church contains a mosaic map of the Holy Land. We'll enjoy the breathtaking scenery at Mt. Nebo, which dates from the Old Testament. There we'll see the Memorial of Moses and astonishing views of the Jordan Valley. And we'll take a scenic day trip to the Dead Sea, located 1,385 feet below sea level.
We'll visit the walled city of Kan Zaman and watch Bani Hamida weavers create hand-loomed rugs. We'll go directly to the source to shop for intricate silver jewelry, hand-blown glass, ceramics and fine examples of local craftsmanship.
Alex and I are so excited to share this once-in-a-lifetime adventure with you! Visit our website Journey to Jordan for more details. Be sure and check out the links in the sidebar.