Roaming Byzantine: Northern Jordan (desert castles and Roman ruins) December 21st 2008 We’ve only been in Jordan for a couple of hours and here we are standing amongst Roman ruins on the tallest hill in Amman. Around us are 360 degree views of the Jordanian capital - concrete apartment buildings, patches of grey-brown earth, the occasional palm and the skyline punctuated with the towers and domes of countless mosques. The call to prayer is sounding and we can hear the music boun ... read more
Middle East » Jordan » North 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
We've been living in the UK for four years now and have racked up some serious kilometres by rail, road and air and have enjoyed every minute of it! Luckily we don't own a car over here or our carbon footprint would be through the roof!
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