Reform Jordan: Making our country a better place for you and for me

A good friend of mine Ali Dahmash of Under My Olive Tree ( has shared some of his thoughts on Facebook highlighting that the recent attacks on Jordan and doubting the security and stability of the country can be handled if done properly. If anything we are all aware of the current Economic situation that […]

Souk Jara 2011

So it’s Friday the 13th and many people know/think of this day as one of those superstitious ones,  Stay away from black cats and ladders, your mom might tell you is one of many Friday the 13th superstitions out there, some have taken it to extremes of telling horror stories, but here in Amman, today […]

The Argeeleh Conspiracy

The subject of the Jordanian government banning the Argeeleh (hubbly bubbly, shisha, or hookah) and not issuing new licenses for coffee places to serve them has become a matter of public debate. I am not saying I am perfect, I do enjoy an occasional argeeleh once every couple of months, but I usually enjoy it […]

Petra Guest House Review

Visiting Petra anytime soon? Allow me to recommend a stay at Petra Guest House. Managed and Operated by the International Hotel Group (IHG) in Jordan, it is strategically adjacent to the Petra Visitors Center and the entrance to the ancient city. The elegant boutique hotel is built above and around some 2000 year old caves, […]

Visit Petra

If you’ve seen an Indiana Jones movie then you’ve seen the Treasury, but trust me when I say, you’ve seen nothing. It would take 2 to 3 days to explore Petra as a city, and I’m here to tell you about our journey. Much to my surprise, we did Petra by Night before exploring it […]