Magical Morocco

This mysterious country – Edith Wharton’s “In Morocco”, a look at the movie Casablanca – or any Indiana Jones film, for that matter, will give you a small whiff of this exotic place.  The stuff of dreams unlike anything you’ve experienced.  We recently took a 13 day tour of the lovely country of Morocco.   The country abounds with … More Magical Morocco

Our Trip to Jordan & Israel – and the People we Shared it With

One post on our recent visit to Israel & Jordan. We had so much fun and met some great people.  A priest tried to save me, we formed an overseas photography club and had an overall great, great trip. Wanted to share some people pics with our fellow travelers – hope everyone have a good Holiday … More Our Trip to Jordan & Israel – and the People we Shared it With

Wadi Rum – Lawrence of Arabia’s Hangout Invaded by Tourists on Camels

A highlight of our trip was a visit to Jordan was the area of Wadi Rum – meaning Valley (Wadi) of the Moon (Rum, not the drinking kind…). Jordan is heavily promoting this into a tourist area with good reason –  the desert hills, vistas are lovely and history saturates the area.  Lawrence of Arabia lived … More Wadi Rum – Lawrence of Arabia’s Hangout Invaded by Tourists on Camels

The incredible, incomparable Petra – Jordan. Once visited by Indiana Jones, now Us.

Petra, as you might guess, is an amazing – unbelievable – place.   One cannot imagine how this place was conceived, built, re-discovered.     Imagine the thrill of being the Scotsman who – after extensive conversation with Jordanians – discovered this great place for the rest of us to experience? The scene he might have … More The incredible, incomparable Petra – Jordan. Once visited by Indiana Jones, now Us.

Our Jordan Exploration Continues….Ruins of Gadara – aka Umms Qays

As our exploration of Jordan continued, we poked around the ancient City of Gadara – another town that reached its peak some time ago – around 2nd century AD.  The town includes a large cobblestone street – stones not laid on the diagonal like other old towns – that stretched as far as one can see. The … More Our Jordan Exploration Continues….Ruins of Gadara – aka Umms Qays