Solo in Jordan: The Calm of Wadi Rum

It was another early morning start as I fumbled for my belongings in the dark of my hostel room. I had booked a bus with my German roommate to Wadi Rum, and true to form, the bus was 30 minutes late. I was fortunate enough to get a seat, but it seemed that the transit…

Solo in Jordan: Getting to Petra

I had set my alarm, packed my bag, and booked my cab. It was dark, with rain pouring steadily as we navigated the empty roundabouts to reach the bus station. I was eager to catch the charter bus south and get to see the famous facades that gained America’s attention in Indiana Jones. Watching the…

Solo in Jordan: Umm Qais, Aljoun, and Jerash

It had been over a year in a half since my last solo trip. After our engagement, I spent my summer break arranging documents and appointments for our marriage and new apartment in Dubai. It was the first summer I stayed in country and there were a few times I nearly went stir-crazy. That winter…