Posts Tagged ‘Finding Peace in Jordan’

Sand and water

Posted by Eliza Myers in Middle East on September 19, 2011

 
 

I took a moment to catch my breath. The gigantic sand dune kept going straight up into the air and down below me the people were already looking like Polly Pocket dolls. But it was the challenge of the Wadi Rum desert that kept me climbing the sand dune. I figured Lawrence of Arabia hadn’t…

 

Petra treasures

Posted by Eliza Myers in Middle East on September 17, 2011

 
 

After a walk through a shadowy, narrow gorge in the desert, a light appears through the sandstone mountain slits. There is where I got my first glimpse of the iconic Treasury. The elaborate tomb’s façade was carved by the mysterious Nabateans between 100 B.C. and 200 A.D. This iconic structure is reason enough for many…

 

Down to the river to pray

Posted by Eliza Myers in Middle East on September 13, 2011

 
 

Almost 2,000 years ago, John the Baptist baptized a man in the Jordan River who would change the world. I got to walk on the hallowed ground where this miracle occurred at Bethany-Beyond-Jordan. It is easy to picture this event, since the area has the same desert look that it had during the time of…

 

Touching the hand of Hercules

Posted by Eliza Myers in Middle East on September 11, 2011

 
 

You might not think of Hercules when you think of Jordan. However, Hercules once stood atop the Citadel Hill in Jordan’s capital, Amman, during the Roman times. All that’s left of the once giant statue is little more than a piece of the hand, but that is enough to imagine the statue‘s former grandeur. Walking…