Category Archives: Jordan

Jordanian Dinars – the currency in Jordan

Currency in Jordan

Jordanian Dinars, the currency in Jordan. It doesn't list the amount (in english) on both sides of each bill. Challenges...
Jordanian Dinars. It doesn’t list the amount (in english) on both sides of each bill. Challenges…

The money in Jordan would be so much easier to work with if they used standard english numbers on both sides of the dinars. Every country has their own language, but as someone that can’t read Arabic, I found this aspect of Jordanian currency to be challenging.

Wadi Rum’s breathtaking views

Beautiful Wadi Rum desert in Jordan

We went hiking and camping in the desert of Wadi Rum in Jordan – I never thought a desert could be beautiful until visiting Wadi Rum. Here’s a small sampling of the breathtaking views and scenery:

Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum is a desert valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in southern Jordan, in the Middle East.

The view of the sunset, and the sunrise the next morning was incredible, one of the best I’ve ever seen. The amber colors made for some wonderful photo sessions.

Wadi Rum, Jordan
Views like this make coming back with great photos easy

Wadi Rum, Jordan playing in the desert in Jordan

Wadi Rum is a Unesco Heritage Site – here’s why:

It features a varied desert landscape consisting of a range of narrow gorges, natural arches, towering cliffs, ramps, massive landslides and caverns. Petroglyphs, inscriptions and archaeological remains in the site testify to 12,000 years of human occupation and interaction with the natural environment. The combination of 25,000 rock carvings with 20,000 inscriptions trace the evolution of human thought and the early development of the alphabet. The site illustrates the evolution of pastoral, agricultural and urban activity in the region.

the beautiful desert in Jordan

Petra – singing from the mountain top

We stopped to enjoy the view of impressive Petra during our hike up, and stopped to appreciate a woman singing at the top of the mountain. It was one of those moments where she’s singing loudly at the top of the cliff, with her voice echoing all the way down to where we stopped, but nobody else seemed to notice.

If you know what she’s singing about, or even what language she’s singing in (Arabic?) please do let me know in the comments.