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Floating in the Dead Sea

You'd have to be made of lead to drown here.
Sticks And Stones May Break My Bones

November 19th 2012
The driver was sorry. We were sorry. Everybody was sorry. Khalid was deeply apologetic because; "You are guests. You shouldn't have to see these things. This is bad for our country". We were apologetic because Khalid's new car was heavily pockmarked down one side. The previous evening, Jordan's government had made the snap decision to bump prices for all forms of energy by a third. Gas, oil, t ... read more
Middle East » Jordan » South » Wadi Rum

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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