Category: Food & Drink

SNL Royalty

The day began with Candace and I heading out for a walk around the neighbourhood. We were heading through a construction zone and when a man in a hardhat called out to us, “Whoa! I didn’t know the… Read More

Luggage Freedom and Rickety Transport

I would have thought not having luggage for a whole trip would have really gotten me down. At first, that’s exactly how it seems. The idea of going days on end with only the clothes on your back… Read More

Wasteful Bread Baskets

So, I got to Denver, waited around and caught the plane to San Jose and walked off into glorious warmth. With that, another country can be crossed off the list, even if it is just the United States…. Read More

Babies & Kittens

Jordanians are known for making people feel welcome in their country, in their homes. You hear about it, but it’s not until you’re actually here experiencing it that it really sinks in how important hospitality is to the… Read More

I never thought I would say this…

… After all the problems I’ve had here with hospitalization, gluten poisoning and thinking that I would have to leave early, and the like, I have to say that I’m not looking forward to this trip ending.

Floating & Eating

The Dead Sea is a great idea in theory. Relax in the warm sun and water, floating along without having to do anything to hold your head above water. In order to have that much buoyancy though, there… Read More

Ancient Connections, Artisans, and CNN

If I haven’t been clear about my progress on the dig, it’s because the square I’m working in began this season as cobbles, which we took out to find some dirt, followed by cobbles, followed by dirt. I’m… Read More

The City Tour & Weeding

I can safely say that I’m healthy now. I’m back to normal and and hoping it stays that way until the end of the trip. Shopping around here has been a lot of fun. I haven’t purchased much… Read More


My square supervisor is an interesting old man. He’s crochety and strange and keeps telling me to toss things into the sift pile. It has me worried. I’ve been taught to hoard every scrap of artifact that comes… Read More

Flights, Hospitals, and Digsites

My flights to Jordan were uneventful, but I wasn’t feeling well for most of it. Add in the fact that I couldn’t eat any of the airplane food thanks to it all being chock full of gluten, I… Read More