Monthly Archives: May 2015

Where Is Everyone?

Jericho, April 2015.

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Ecolodge

Feynan Ecolodge is part of a growing “ecotourism” movement. You can instantly recognize it is an eco-friendly establishment. This is one of only two locations in Jordan where I saw this… I am, as usual, being a smart-ass, but I … Continue reading

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Feynan Lodge

Our next stop was Feynan lodge – a very interesting eco-lodge in southern Jordan. After a brief detour through Karak to pick up wine for the evening, we arrived at the lodge just in time for sunset. The hills around … Continue reading

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Jericho

We thought we had all day for our return trip to Jordan, but we discovered the border closes at 1:00 PM on Saturday. We moved up our departure to leave enough time to visit Jericho. For many of us, the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge (Broken)

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Broken.” here is a photo from our “ghost town tour” of the Canadian prairies in 2012. You find beauty in the strangest places.

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Shabbat

When I was growing up we would often talk about celebrating mass, but it never really felt like a “celebration” in the normal sense of the word. But the mood at the Western Wall at sunset on Friday was very … Continue reading

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Bethlehem

Masada is not a huge site (as these things go), but we have a bit of a reputation for wanting to “count every last stone” so it was several hours before we finally managed to tear ourselves away. We had … Continue reading

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