Category: Jordan

Homemade Herbal Simple Syrups

Sometimes you just want to liven up your morning coffee with something different! In Jordan, coffee is often flavoured with cardamom pods, usually ground right along with the beans. There’s a really satisfying balance between the two flavours,… Read More

Traditional Bedouin Medicine

It was early in the morning, the light from the sun was just starting to crest over the hill. I was standing on some burlap bags, which had been carefully placed along the edges of the squares to… Read More

2014 in Planes

I’m getting excited for 2014. It’s been a long while since I’ve been on an adventure. Winters are always particularly hard on me. The lack of sunlight and cold temperatures tend to make me just want to hibernate…. Read More

Thor & Mjolnir

Petra & Little Petra

It’s probably my last time visiting Petra. It’s not just because this may be the last year we dig at Umayri in Jordan, but also, after three times visiting Petra, I’ve pretty much seen everything I wanted to… Read More

I Need About Three Fitty.

My wonderful sunglasses from the 2005 Canada Summer Games swag package finally bit it the other morning. I went to put them on and they completely snapped in half. It was really sad because they were the greatest… Read More

Shisha & Coffee

The one thing about living with 30 other people is that you’re living with 30 other people. 28 too many sometimes. So this evening, Stephen and I went out for a walk around the Suq and then shisha… Read More

Beginning of ‘Umayri 2012

It’s been a bit of a whirlwind getting here – with emotions ranging from low to high. It’s been hard to think about how Saxon won’t be there when I get home, but there is a lot going… Read More

Beautiful Saxon

I love my dogs as much as I love the most important people in my world. I would have trouble choosing between one of my dogs and the people closest to me. That isn’t a slight to those… Read More

Almost Topical

It’s less than a month away until I’ll be getting on a plane to go back to Jordan. I can’t say I pack this way, but I think it’s been tempting for everyone. There’s always that thing you… Read More