Only a year and half late, our little movie from our summer 2016 trip to Jordan, Israel, and Turkey.
What took us so long? Life. But no worries: things are great and we’re still traveling away!
Never fear- more trips are planned and more blog posts are to be written. I loved the Middle East so much, I might just realize my dream of going back soon. Very soon. Of course that joy is still only second to going to Hollywood, attending a taping of The Price is Right, and winning both showcases. A girl can dream, can’t she?
Until then, we save our pennies: cutting down on eating mostly vegetarian, cancelling my gym membership, making my own clothes.
So somehow, camping around the Grand Canyon was his idea… And even though we finished the trip back in April, he still hasn’t finished the blogs! Well I finished the video. At least I’m holding up my end of the camping bargain! Continue reading
The end of summer never bothered me. Whenever I would hear others lament and complain about the end, like it was the end, I just couldn’t relate. Like everything else, there was just always something to look forward to. (The end to humidity! Using my oven! Sweaters!) Continue reading
One of the things John and I do when we travel is try to push the envelope. That is to say, what is the most “culturally immersed” activity we can do or place we can go. And sometimes it’s not easy or is a little uncomfortable at times. I’m ok with that. When I’m old (soon) and cranky (too late) I imagine we’ll dial it back a bit, but until then… we’re going off the grid. Continue reading
After a mostly restful sleep, (Good Morning! says the local mosque at 3:30AM) we prepared for our day of travel.
Tasty breakfast in tummies of the typical eggs, halloumi cheese, beef sausage and yogurt with fruit, we carried down our bags to meet our driver, Adli. Our original plan was to go straight to the Feynan Ecolodge, but our host insisted we go to Wadi Mujib as it was on the way. And since it was something I had hoped we’d get to, but figured we wouldn’t have time for, it was a nice surprise. Continue reading
Hello dear readers! After arriving back from Jerash, we were ready – very ready – for our first falafel. We are falafel fans. Whether it’s a street cart in midtown Manhattan or a food truck in Paris, count us in! And we were so fortunate to be staying near one of best falafel joints in Amman, Hashem. With map in hand, we meandered through the narrow, downhill streets. Continue reading
Greetings from Jordan! We have been anxiously anticipating our summer trip since beginning to consider this destination in late 2015. There has always been an interest in the Middle East, and Jordan especially, but the fires were stoked back in late 2014 while watching the Netflix favorite An Idiot Abroad. And then shortly after, another of our favorite series, Departures (season 1, episode 2), featured it… and after that, we knew our hearts were set on it and our minds and wallets just needed to catch up. Continue reading