Panorama of the Week: The Best Place to Smoke The Hubbly Bubbly?

jordan shisha

Sure, the Rock Bar in Petra has great ambiance and a smooth lemon mint shisha, Luigi's at the Dead Sea Movenpick has impeccable shisha service and adds a nice belly dance, and Al Rasheed in Amman is the ideal place to chill out in the big city.But when I think "shisha in Jordan," where will my first memory go? I'll remember hanging with the guys in the northern … [Read more...]

Panorama of the Week: Atop the Rock Bridge in Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum Rock Bridge

Wadi Rum, the colorful, iconic desert valley many of us know from watching Lawrence of Arabia. It remains the land of the Bedouins who move their tents of woven goat hair, the season depending. Whether they make their way camel by day or pickup by night, they seem to know the placement of every rock and every turn across the sand.Their land is also the land of … [Read more...]

Panorama of the Week: Spice Shop in Downtown Amman, Jordan

Shopping for Spices in Downtown Amman, Jordan

Spice shops -- home of the fragrant, the tactile, the vivid, the rich -- are some of our favorite places to visit on our travels. And no less so this one in downtown Amman, Jordan.From dates to dried artichokes, from cardamom to coffee beans. Dried, crushed, powdered and shaved. You name it, this place seemed to have it.If only we could communicate the beauty … [Read more...]