The Desert Castles of Jordan

About the Jordanian Desert Castles Essentially, the Desert Castles are a group of castles across the Levant. The Umayyad built most of them between 660 and 750 during the Umayyad Caliphate. In the past, the castles connected trade routes between Medina and Damascus, the former capital of the caliphate. Up to now, the original use …

Exploring the East of Jordan – The Desert Castles and Azraq Wetland Reserve

Last weekend, we made our way towards the East of Jordan to explore the Desert Castles and the Azraq Wetland Reserve. I have been to the East ten years ago, but can't remember exactly which places we have been to. This time we went the South route number 35, which is a bit shorter/faster but …