Ajloun Castle November 11th 2010 Ajloun castle, built by one of Saladin's Generals, has a commanding view of the neighbouring areas out towards the West Bank of the Jordan river and North towards Syria and the Golan and East towards Jerash. The castle was never captured by any marauding crusader armies. It was an important signaling post for transmitting messages from Aqaba to Damascus.
We traveled to the north with our fr ... read more
Middle East » Jordan » North » Jerash 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 are Canadians living in Doha, Qatar. N.. was born in Sri Lanka, E.. was born in Poland and W.. was born in Canada.
This summer we were over the map starting in different places. Then we joined together in Zambia, and after a short trip to Chobe NP in the Okowongo delta, we proceeded east via Malawi to Northern Mozambique.
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