The Kingdom of Jordan, better known as Jordan, lies in the epicenter of the Middle East. Its angelic shape is a symbolic reflection of the peaceful people and political stance they have taken in the past few decades while surrounded by politically active neighbors. When I reflect on my time in Jordan, I’m reminded of the overwhelming sense of calmness and peace that emanated through the people, the rolling hills, and, of course, the wondrous Petra. We are excited to provide educators the opportunity to teach in, and explore this beautiful and ancient country. From experience, our top 6 reasons to live in the stunning country of Jordan are not limited to the following:
1.) The people: Before visiting Jordan, I had read countless blogs about how kind Jordanians were. Little did I know at the time, how many simple humanitarian acts I would witness throughout my journey–a truck driver picking up a construction worker in the rain, a stranger helping a mother carry her stroller off of a bus, a store clerk giving a little boy a free piece of candy…Jordanians take care of one another, as we all should.
3.) Petra: I feel that my words won’t be adequate enough to describe this magnificent, ancient wonder. It’s a place that deserves the utmost respect from its visitors. I recommend getting there as early as possible, and staying as late as they allow. They provide a candlelit view of The Treasury at night, with classical Bedouin music playing in the background. It’s a humbling experience to see what the human hands are capable of creating, or in this case, carving. If it’s not yet on your bucket list, add it. The pictures tell the rest of the story.
6.) The Dead Sea: Don’t let the name fool you. While there is nothing actually alive in the Dead Sea, this natural wonder is known for its healing waters and rejuvenating minerals. It’s quite an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. Leave your raft behind and bring a book or newspaper, floating freely is the way to go!
So, lastly, teach in Jordan. Give a year to the kids there, and experience this effortlessly beautiful country.
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