Land of Olives

Artisan, Jordan

It’s the tail end of olive oil pressing season here in Jordan. What traditionally begins with the first big rain (in early September this year) which cleans the olives from the summer’s dust, and continues until mid-December (or until all of the olives are pressed).  After my tour of a large-scale oil pressing factory, I…

The Road to Jerash

Artisan, Jordan, Shops

Yesterday we took a morning ride to Jerash,  a small town just 45 minutes drive North of Amman, and home to the majestic remains of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa. While we weren’t visiting the ancient ruins, they are visible from the main road into town, their gorgeous gold hue the same color as the caverns’ rocks…

Epic Hike Granola Bar Fuel

Jordan, Recipe

We had a bit of an adventure last Friday. Since we moved here I’ve thought it would be a terrific idea to take advantage of Jordan’s natural majesty and get out into the countryside and walk. The purpose would be twofold: we’d get some much needed exercise and discover the many natural wonders of the…