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The Duke's Diwan

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The Duke’s Diwan, Al-Malek Faisal St, Downtown Amman

Habibah Sweets, Al-Malek Faisal St, Downtown Amman (below the Duke’s Diwan)

Refurbished as a project funded by the Duke of Mukhaybeh – a long-time friend of Jordan’s King Hussein – this 1924-built townhouse sits with open doors on the central street downtown among restaurants, coffee shops, trinket stores and an assortment of other enterprises. 603 more words

Not all Jordan almonds are Jordan Almonds

This article on the cuisine of Jordan – with recipes ­– has little to do with almonds; it has everything to do with the misunderstood terms of authenticity and fusion when it relates to national cuisines. 1,060 more words

Travel And Food

On Traveling to Egypt

Five months ago, I went to Egypt. When I returned, I planned to write a rave review and urge others to visit Egypt too—for reasons I’ll get to later. 1,053 more words


Views from Oman

My internship at KAUST has come to an end and I am now back in the States. But instead of heading straight back home to California after my last day of work, I changed the date of my return flight to two weeks after my final day in lab and I wrapped up my second stay in Saudi Arabia with a two week trip around the Middle East.   428 more words

Abu Dhabi

Today after my first flight touched down, I booked it to get through customs and put my carry on luggage in storage so that I could get a few hours in the Abu Dhabi!   1,045 more words


Nature Photography - Day 3

Being a New Zealander, the stark, barren landscapes of the Middle East (or at least, the five countries I have visited so far) are always startling. 132 more words


On Screen #8 – Arabian Peninsula

Mention the words Middle East and many westerners may well have negative thoughts  but replace those words with Arabia instead and far more evocative and romantic images are likely to come to mind. 1,312 more words

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