Hiking the Jordan Trail: Day 4 – Jordanian hospitality

Jordan Trail through olive field

The Jordan Trail leads right through the middle of olive groves.

Another beautiful day in the countryside; too sunny in fact, and I got a little sunburned. Tomorrow, I’ll put on some sunscreen.

Jordan is well known for its hospitality, and so far on this trip it’s a very well deserved reputation. If I stopped with everyone who invited me to have tea with them I’d never get anywhere. These people make the trip so much more enjoyable. I’m limping along with my blisters and chafing and if it wasn’t for the inspiration of the outgoing and friendly Jordanians I met along the way gave me, I don’t know what I’d do. This Jordanian hospitality sure lives up to its reputation.

Tonight I’m staying in what they call a homestay. They are families who take in travelers. It’s a great way to meet and interact with regular Jordanians. I get to experience contemporary Jordanian culture and sample their traditional foods. Thanks so much for having me, Muhammad and OM Mahmoud (mother of Mahmoud)!

farming in Jordan

The trail leads past quite a few farms where the soil is prepared without the use of new-fangled tractors.

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2 Responses to Hiking the Jordan Trail: Day 4 – Jordanian hospitality

  1. Hadija March 8, 2017 at 3:50 am #

    Am loving your blogs capturing so beautifully walking along the incredible Jordan Trail!

  2. Marti Bunnell March 11, 2017 at 4:27 am #

    Love your blog! Seems like my hubby and I are right there with you!

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