A vintage book, antique Arabic coffee pot and coin necklace.
Among the joys of the Middle East are the rituals: the serving of strong Arabic coffee; the stories and news exchanged among family and friends. Classical Arabic is a flowery, poetic language, perfect for story-telling around a Bedouin campfire or a relaxed three-hour evening meal under the stars, starting with a delicious mezza and ending with freshly-brewed Arabic coffee.
If you have a penchant for adventure and want to experience - and photograph - some of these wonderful traditions, join Alex de Souza and me for our Journey to Jordan March 1 - 8, 2010. A few places are still available and we'd love to have you along, as we visit many of Jordan's magnificent attractions.
Don't forget your camera for excellent landscape photography pointers from Zohrab, the late King Hussein's personal photographer. What an honour to learn from Zohrab, whose breathtakingly-beautiful work is in great demand!