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My account of my visit to Jordan about safety, food, culture, heritage and places to visit in Jordan. Here you will find answers to questions like

  • Is Jordan safe to visit ?
  • Do  you get vegetarian food in Jordan
  • What are the must visit places in Jordan
  • Petra by night or Petra by day
  • Eco Tourism in Jordan
Jun 302016
 
July 2016 Calendar- Download Desktop Wallpaper

The Magic of Petra: Download July 2016  Calendar Download Dear reader, for July desktop calendar, let us once again go to the magical, mystical and almost mythological city of Petra. Once lost in the sand of times, today Petra is one of the biggest tourist attraction in the world and one of the seven wonders of the world. About the Image: This image was made in Petra just after the sound and light show ends and everybody starts clicking images from selfies to group pictures. It was around this time I noticed long shadows mixing with hundreds of paper lanterns [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 112016
 
Working Donkeys of Petra & the one who quit his job

Watching Donkeys of Petra: We are like that only So my recent post was about Mules, earlier I had written a post about Horses, so a smart Alec pointed out to me in a DM what about Donkeys? So to respect the sentiments of my donkey loving friend, who felt I am discriminating against Donkeys here is my post about Donkeys or to be more specific Donkeys Of Petra. But to set the record straight I suggest you read the post about Mules as a mule is 50% Donkey. Done? Good, let me go back to my visit to the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 312016
 
April 2016 Calendar Download Desktop Wallpaper - Amman Citadel

April 2016 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper Confession time:  I cheated for the April 2016 Calendar for desi Traveler. As the regular readers of desi Traveler will know, I request readers to pick images for the calendar from already published images on the desi Traveler Blog. The wonderful readers that we have for my little blog, are kind enough to take time out and share the pictures they want to see on the calendar. I do it in the form of a contest to get more people to participate, and this year we gave away more than 10 calendars and like [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 012016
 
February 2016 Calendar - Download Desktop Wallpaper

February 2016 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper – Petra by Night Hello February, good to welcome you.  Now that the cold spell is in its last leg, and the soul enriching spring with its multiple hues is around the corner  I look forward to a fabulous February for all the readers of desi Traveler. For February 2016, desktop desi Calendar dear readers may I present to you a picture clicked at  Petra by Night in Jordan.  This picture is part of the most shared post on desi Traveler in the year 2015, and was shared by wonderful readers of desi Traveler more [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 142015
 
Petra By Night - Playing With Lights & Shadows in Jordan

Petra By Night : A Fairy Tale In Arabian Nights     As I start my second walk to the Monastery in Petra during the day  I was wondering how different can Petra by night would be from Petra during the day ? I am trying to pace myself to the Al Khazneh  (Treasury ) not to rush as there is no light on the path, that is if you do not count the countless candles, flickering inside brown paper bags that caress the Siq, the natural creek in the rugged mountain that has hidden the city of Petra [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 082015
 
Lot's Wife- A Pillar Of Salt  Near Dead Sea in Jordan

  A Pillar of Salt  that was once Lot’s Wife in Bible  Salt plays a very important role in our lives and in India it played a very significant role in the freedom movement also, when Mahatma Gandhi led the freedom fighters on Dandi March to oppose the tax on Salt. But salt stories are almost as old as civilization.  I am not sure when I first read about Lot’s Wife, but my guess is it was a story about an archaeologist finding a beautiful statue of women in the desert.  The archaeologist carries the statue in the back of a [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 262015
 
Experiential Travel in Jordan

Jordan Travel Experiences Evolution is the essence of life and those who do not evolve join dinosaurs. We travelers too continue to evolve over our journeys, for there is no better teacher than travel. While some time I say I am an MBBS MD traveler just to showcase how different travelers like to bracket themselves, today I want to delve a bit more serious topic. In last few years I found that experiential travel makes me the happiest and more engaged with the places and people I visit.  Let me try to explain starting as a typical tourist I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 232015
 
Arabian Nights at Feynan Eco Lodge Jordan - Review

Sustainable EcoTourism in Jordan: Feynan Eco Lodge in Dana Biosphere Reserve Jordan By the time you realize that the Arabian Nights has 1000s of tales you are hooked. One story leads to another and there are so many subplots that you can keep whole of Hollywood and Bollywood directors busy in making movies on them, such is the complexity of these simple tales that in the end connect you to the world that now only exists in fairy tales or in pockets of exotica like Petra, Wadi Rum, and Feynan Eco Lodge. If you are like me you may [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 172015
 
Ajloun Forest Reserve: Eco Tourism With Wild Jordan

Eco Tourism in Jordan: The Wild Jordan Experience in Ajloun Forest Reserve My trip to Jordan was an eye opener in many ways, the first was the myth that Jordan as part of Middle East would not be safe to travel. But if you have read my post “Yes I Visited Jordan & Love to Tell The Tale“, then you will realize how peaceful and friendly Jordanian people are. The second myth was that as Jordan is in Middle East I will have a hard time finding good vegetarian food in Jordan. But if you have read my post [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 012015
 
Vegetarian Jordanian Food Culture: A Guide For Vegetarians Traveling In Jordan

 Vegetarian Jordanian Cuisine : Love at first bite As I announced my Jordan trip, one of the friends teased me that I will not get anything vegetarian to eat in Jordan as it is an Arab Country and people only eat meat. Guess what who had the last laugh? Your friendly neighborhood desi Traveler had never enjoyed more vegetarian delicacies outside of India than in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The whole Jordanian cuisine is a pleasant, colorful, and fragrant surprise for vegetarians and most of it is wonderful not just for your taste buds but also for your [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]