Monday, April 26, 2010

J'man (Meteb Zawideh)

As promised, Meteb's music video is the story of a man who has lost his love. What will come of him? Watch as he relays the story to his best friend. The song is sung in a traditional Bedouin dialect and was filmed on location in Syria and Jordan.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

April - a Busy Month!

April is the height of Jordan's high season and I have spent the past month having quite a few wonderful adventures. Over the next few days, I will share stories about mother-daughter adventures, spectacular Petra, a visit to our neighbors and an exciting horse race in Wadi Rum! Meteb's music will also be shared - stay tuned!

On a camel in Petra!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Jumping Dragons!

Last week, I was visited by my friend Cara Lane, who is a fellow Course Director for Where There Be Dragons. Cara has led a fabulous Morocco program for Dragons for the past four summers and I consulted with her on the new Jordan/Syria program for which I am Course Director this summer. Cara is currently studying in Cairo and she and her classmate Jayne spent a couple of nights in the desert with me and the Bedouins. We visited the local women's society, ate maglubeh and hung around in the sand. It rained - to our great surprise! - and the following morning Cara and Jayne took off for Petra. What could sum up our adventure better than the following: