OUR JORDAN ADVENTURE

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In Um Qais I met these cute guys who were on a class trip.

 
OUR JORDAN ADVENTURE
 
Last year one of my dreams came true – I got the chance to visit Jordan on our work trip. We spent nine wonderful days touring around the country. We drove (actually sat as we had a driver) 2000 km.
 
I didn’t have many expectations. I just wanted to see the Jordanian miracle – Petra. I was suprised how much there was to see: lot of history and archeology everywhere. People were really nice and the food… what is a trip without food? We ate and ate and ate… a lot! The food was really good. The Jordanian kitchen is a mixture of Turkish, Lebanese, Palestinian and Bedouin kitchens and the results are mouthwatering. Where ever we went, even a simple place to eat only hummus, we got fresh and tasty food.
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A tea break with a Bedouin man in his cave.
 
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The best (and funnest!) guide in Jordan Kamel Jayusi showed us his country. His knowledge was awesome… try to find a question he doesn’t know the answer 🙂
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El Khazne, the treasury in Petra.
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Wadi Rum desert is one of the most beautiful in the world. It is famous for its red sand.
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Tea break. The chai was a mixture of sage, cardamon, cinnamon and the taste was so good!
 
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Uzi working late at night in his tent…
Jordania, Aqaba; maustekauppa
 
 

The best possible sales man. You simply can’t refuse to buy from this guy. Ibrahim in his spice store in Aqaba.
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You can’t be afraid of the water in Wadi Mujib water cayon.

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Uzi in action. The Jordanian food is mostly a wide selection of mezze as a starter and meat for the main course. Coffee/tea and something really sweet such as baklava to finish with.
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Don’t fall down Uzi!
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Uzi constantly misses his grandsons on our trips… here he showed his skills as a babysitter.
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Sheikh Uzi with a Bedouin family. We spent one day with these nice and hospitable people. I even learned (or tried at least!) how to make the Bedouin break on fire. I also got a lesson how women eat with their burka without taking it off! I hardly could do it without covering my face.


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Read more about our Jordanian adventure in Kodin Kuvalehti  issue 2/14.

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