Jordanian Cuisine

Jordanian cuisine is an interesting one. It seems to consist mostly of dishes from other Middle Eastern countries, particularly Palestine and Lebanon, but also influenced by foods all over the world. This post will have a look into my experience with the foods of Jordan, however, there is one dish which is by far the … More Jordanian Cuisine

Day trips in Jordan

  The Dead Sea  As the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea is a fascinating place to visit. It’s very straightforward to get to and usually takes about an hour driving from central Amman. My first trip was with my host family and we grabbed our breakfast, a falafel wrap and cinnamon tea, and … More Day trips in Jordan

Fes – فاس‎

I’ve spent a combined time of about 5 months living in Fes (فاس‎), Morocco over the past year. During my first visit studying in the city I lived far down into the labyrinth of the old medina (old part of the city). My school was in the new city – where I lived during my … More Fes – فاس‎

Moroccan Cuisine

The cuisine of Morocco, influenced by the Mediterranean, Arab and sub saharan foods, is delicious, flavoursome and tasks great skill to master. It has become incredibly popular and somewhat fashionable in the Western world, to the point where British supermarkets will now sell ‘Moroccan hummus’. Hummus doesn’t even exist in Morocco! Well, it does, but … More Moroccan Cuisine

Sahara

I took a weekend trip to the Sahara desert mid-October last year, organised by ALIF (Arabic Language Institute in Fes) where I was studying. We drove from Fes to Erfoud which took about 7 hours (felt like a lot longer when steaming Steve had to keep making the bus stop for toilet runs) when we arrived … More Sahara

Marrakech

Despite the fact that I’ve been to Marrakech three times in the past year, I am oddly lacking in a decent amount of photos of the city. I suppose that just goes to show how much I was enjoying myself! Marrakech is a great city, there is a huge amount to get involved in, and … More Marrakech

Ramadan

Ramadan (رمضان) is the holiest month of the year for Muslims; a time of fasting where they will abstain from consuming anything between the hours of sunrise and sundown including food, drink and smoking. Fasting is obligatory for all Muslims except those who are ill, elderly, travelling, menstruating, pregnant or breastfeeding. Even children are encouraged … More Ramadan