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Petra- I Am My Own Baker

December 7th 2009
Woohoo! I finally made it out to the Middle East. It's really an eye-opener for me because I didn't think I'd ever come to this part of the world. And yes, it's safe, don't worry. I'm in Jordan and learning a lot about the Arab culture. I'm loving it. Good people, good shish kebab and amazing history. Petra is one of the seven wonders of the world. There used to be a great civilization here but it ... read more
Middle East » Jordan » South » Petra

Jordanian Flag For most of its history since independence from British administration in 1946, Jordan was ruled by King HUSSEIN (1953-99). A pragmatic ruler, he successfully navigated competing pressures from the major powers (US, USSR, and UK), various Arab states... ... read more
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