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Petra, Jordan: "A Rose-Red City, Half as Old as Time"

Geetika Jain | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Geetika Jain

The two-kilometer long passage is just as spectacular as the hidden city it leads to. Mahmoud keenly emphasized that the city we were about to enter was, "carved, and not built."

'Please Don't Ask Where I'm From'

Egyptian Streets | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Egyptian Streets

"Where are you from?" is a question I can never quite answer without using the phrase "Then I moved to..." five times. A single place that I can call 'home' has never existed -- the world, and its countless cultures, is where I find solace.

LOOK: This Ancient City May Have Been Built For The Gods

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.19.2014 | Religion

Built more than 2,000 years ago, the ancient Nabataean city of Petra has a religious history embedded in its very walls. Some refer to Petra as the...

Top 10 Stone-carved Sites

Cheapflights | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

Any sculpture or monument has the potential to be impressive, but there's something about the intricate carving of stone that has fascinated the masses as far back as ancient Egyptian times (some might argue longer).

Discovering Jordan

Clint Johnston | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Clint Johnston

Jordan may be a small country but it is jam-packed with amazing sites.

10 Reasons Why Jordan Is So Much More Than Petra

Adam Pervez | Posted 02.01.2014 | Travel
Adam Pervez

Maybe you've seen Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade as he travels on horse to reveal Petra's Treasury carved out of its rock surroundings. In some ways this was Petra's unveiling to the world, and perhaps Jordan's unveiling as a tourist destination.

PHOTOS: Surprising Palestinian Styles

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Can a culture be preserved and reconstructed through its costumes?

The Middle East's Friendliest Place?

John Nicholson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
John Nicholson

Jordan's capital, Amman, balances more modern elements that add a cosmopolitan flair to the natural beauty of this traditional kingdom.

PHOTOS: Jordan's Petra Is Still Alluring Two Centuries Later

Charu Suri | Posted 12.26.2012 | Travel
Charu Suri

Petra's entrance is waking up from its reverie, its rock-cut tombs, temples and rose red walls sleepy with shadows.

Rome's Outpost In The Gilead

Bob Schulman | Posted 11.06.2012 | Travel
Bob Schulman

An optional part of the tour -- but one well worth seeing -- is a feast of sight and sound in the Hippodrome in which 45 Roman "legionnaires" in full combat gear show off their battle tactics.

PHOTOS: Why You Should Visit Jordan Now

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 09.29.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

I visited Jordan last month, my 10th trip in 15 years, and experienced not only the absence of tourists but also a wealth of new things to see and experience.

Seven Trips To Expand Your Comfort Zone

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

he Hermitage is great, their storage rooms even better and the glorious mansions of the Romanov period are opening for a glimpse of the past we have all read about.

PHOTOS: Cerebral Cruising Towards Antiquity

Yvonne Yorke | Posted 04.11.2012 | Travel
Yvonne Yorke

After several attempts to catch a taxi back to the ship, one of the local shopkeepers voluntarily came out of his store and helped me flag down a taxi and give the driver directions.

PHOTOS: Finding Sodom In Madaba, Jordan's Historic City

Bob Schulman | Posted 04.08.2012 | Travel
Bob Schulman

To put it mildly, the ancient Jordanian city of Madaba has a bit of history: Moses may have first looked at The Promised Land from atop nearby Mount Nebo.

I'll Run the World Someday

Winnie So | Posted 10.18.2011 | Travel
Winnie So

For me, mixing travel with running is a great training motivator. So as a way to kick-start my marathon training after a knee injury, I decided to come up with my list of dream race destinations.

Going Off the Beaten Path

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 08.09.2011 | Travel
Melissa Biggs Bradley

With all of the political upheaval in the Middle East, it's not surprising that quite a few people questioned my decision to travel to Jordan this spring.

The View From Jordan

Rana F. Sweis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rana F. Sweis

Jordanians living outside of Amman return to their homes feeling discouraged. They understand what they don't have. They continue to believe that where they are born defines who they are.

The Great Tourist Rip-Off?

Ben Colclough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Ben Colclough

Are we all a little selfish in our outraged reaction to rip-off fees? It is easy to over-estimate the impact of travellers on local economies.

WATCH: Yahoo's 'Who Knew?' Explores The Unseen World Beneath The Streets From Paris To Berlin

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Earlier this week we posted about the amazing documentary Undercity, which explores the typically unseen architecture of NYC's transit system. Now, Ya...

New Jordanian Prime Minister from long line of politicians

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Petra, Jordan. Photo: flickr user gr33ndata Jordan’s King Abdallah named a new Prime Minister yesterday. Samir Rifai, a former minister...