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"Picture This: Hiking, Camels, and Buffalo Wings!" by Wai Ki Chan

"Picture This: Hiking, Camels, and Buffalo Wings!" by Wai Ki Chan

Please take a look at the adventures Wai Ki Chan went on during her AMIDEAST program in Jordan!

One weekend, I went on a hiking trip with a few other AMIDEAST students with the Masar Initiative. The Masar Initiative hikes in different parts of Jordan every Friday. That week, we went to Wadi Numeira near the Dead Sea. This was one of my most memorable experiences in Jordan. We first went to a nearby field, where we all got to plant a tree. Then we drove down to the hiking trail. It was a water trail, but the most beautiful I’ve seen. We hiked for about five hours. At the end of the trip, we were given the opportunity to have dinner at one of the local farms. The whole trip, including dinner and transportation, was 20 JOD, so it was definitely worth it! Photo Credit: Chan, Spring 2018

During our Easter break, a few of my friends and I went to the Dead Sea. Here is a picture of us covered in the rejuvenating mud of the Dead Sea! Going to the Dead Sea from Amman was surprisingly easy. It was just a short Uber ride (about 45 minutes) and we were there in no time. We vacationed near the Dead Sea for three nights, and every day we went down to the beach to float in the water and do mud masks. The Dead Sea has a lot of health benefits, but be careful not to get the water in your eyes! Going down to the Dead Sea was one of the most relaxing moments for me in Jordan. The mall is only a ten-minute walk from the hotel for less expensive dining options. The "Buffalo Rings and Wings" restaurant at the mall has a happy hour that sells wings for only 20 piasters! Photo Credit: Chan, Spring 2018

For our spring trip, we went to Wadi Rum and Aqaba. Wadi Rum is the desert in the southern part of Jordan. Some of my favorite moments in Wadi Rum were riding the camels, the jeep tour, and watching the sunrise and sunset. We also made stops in different Bedouin camps and enjoyed some very nice tea. The camp we stayed in was very hospitable and made us feel at home during our three days there. They even helped us call taxis to Aqaba.  Aqaba is the Jordanian port city at the Red Sea’s Gulf of Aqaba. There are many water activities including scuba diving. Although I did not get to scuba dive, I will definitely put that on top of my bucket list for next time! Photo Credit: Chan, Spring 2018

"Reflecting On My Time In Morocco" by Daniel Krewson

"Reflecting On My Time In Morocco" by Daniel Krewson

Day Trip to Fez and Volubilis!

Day Trip to Fez and Volubilis!