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Um Qais church

Hiking the Jordan Trail: Um Qais at the trailhead

  I stood atop the hills overlooking the Jordan Valley mesmerized by their sheer expanse. It was a very hazy day and, although the Sea of Galilee was almost directly below me, I could just barely see it. The Golden Heights dominated the hills on the opposite side of the Jordan Valley. The hills of […]

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Jordan Trail map

Hiking the Jordan Trail: Ready to go

My phone doesn’t work on the Jordanian network, so I brought it to a shop to get unlocked and have a new Sim chip installed. After a day in the shop and a huge hassle reinstalling, configuring, and resyncing the apps, I think I got it back to the way it was. I went to the […]

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smoking shisha

Hiking the Jordan Trail: Arrival

I made it to Amman. Guess where the first place I headed to was? After I got my fill of shisha I headed over to the mobile phone shop. Unfortunately my cell phone will not work on the Jordanian Network so I have to have the phone unlocked. I’ll give them the phone tonight and […]

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gear for Jordan Trail

Hiking the Jordan Trail: Preparation

I’ve got butterflies fluttering around in my stomach.  The kind of feeling I get when I’m about to experience something new, exciting, and unknown.  Tomorrow I leave for the country of Jordan where I plan on hiking the Jordan Trail from the Palestinian/Syrian border all the way down to the Saudi Arabian border, a total […]

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