A to Z Guide to Enjoying Jordan (Part 2)

Madaba. Dubbed as the “City of Mosaics”, Madaba enchants visitors with top class mosaic artworks using various materials- yes, even shells of ostrich eggs! Camel bones and colorful stones are intricately assembled on a canvas depicting places, things, religious figures, popular artists, even common people like drunkards and prostitutes. Nebo Mountain. Mt. Nebo is widely known among Christian pilgrimers as […]

Petra: First Impressions

Petra, in the Philippines, is considered a very old-fashioned and embarrassing name. Thanks to Roderick Paulate and Vice Ganda for popularizing the old and modern film “Petrang Kabayo” (or Petra – The Horse). Meanwhile, in the Middle East specifically in Jordan, Petra is widely known as “rock”, coming from the Latin word “petrae” (remember that […]