My name is Bastian and I lived in Jordan from 2016 to 2021. I worked for an international NGO that is working on improving the livelihoods of the people in many dry countries, including Jordan. I am a nature enthusiast, I love hiking, photography, and making music. Blue skies and good food make me happy, so Jordan is a great place to be for me. With my blog, I let you join me on my journey through the deserts, the valleys, green hills, and all the great culinary spots of Jordan.
If you like to know where to start then I suggest you read my Ultimate Guide to Moving to Jordan, where I touch on pretty much any aspect of expat life in Amman and Jordan. If you love to travel to Jordan one day, then you can find lots of information on Jordan by looking at Traveling Jordan. Of course, I have visited all the main tourist sites such as Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea. But I am proud to also have been to many of the lesser-known spots. This includes the Desert Castles, Wadi Al-Hasa, or Wadi Al-Rayan. So if you like to know more about the not so famous spots in Jordan, read on.
About the pictures
Photography is one my biggest passion and took all the pictures for this site myself unless indicated otherwise. The majority of these pictures or from October 2016 onwards. I love photography and take pictures both with my Nikon D5300 and with my Huawei Mate 10 Pro. While the Nikon DSLR still provides more natural and correct pictures, it is of course heavier and not always with me. The camera in the Huawei Phone with the integrated AI and the Leica lenses, provide pretty great images, as well. Therefore, on my site, I have a mix of pictures from these two cameras. I usually also slightly edit them.
On my site, I will not discuss religion, politics, or other sensitive topics. Of course, you need to know that Jordan is a mainly Muslim country and it has an impact on everyday life. It is a good idea to consult other websites and travel guides, or friends or colleagues who live here about this, before making a decision whether to move here or not.
Keep in mind that this is a personal website reflecting my views and therefore am not liable for the validity of any of its content or anything else that might result from that. While I strive to update the site, within a fast-changing world, it is impossible to keep track of everything. So please double-check information before relying on this site, especially when it comes to numbers. This website includes affiliate links. When you click on these links I might receive a small fee with no additional costs for you. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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Last update – November 2022