Surprising Jordan

Photo essay: One year in Jordan

by Hossein Shahidi
Life is a surprise, filled with other surprises. Fortunately, some of these are happy ones. Such was my one-year residence in Jordan, 2010-11, teaching journalism at a newly established graduate school, Jordan Media Institute. Taking part in such an innovative project and working with students eager to learn and experiment was in itself a great pleasure. What made my time in Jordan much more enjoyable was the discovery of a country about which I had known little >>> more

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Esfand Aashena

Nice pictures! Enchanting!

by Esfand Aashena on

JJJ you are in Argentina now?  I thought you were going to send a report from the South Pole!  What happened? 

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Fariba Amini

Great photos.  Wish you

by Fariba Amini on

Great photos.  Wish you could do an online course!

Jahanshah Javid

Jordan's progress

by Jahanshah Javid on

Thanks Hossein. I very much enjoyed the photos and your introduction to Jordan. Just happens that I'm reading Mark Twain's "The Innocents Abroad" and I'm at the part where he reaches the Holy Land. He's brutally honest in his descriptions of every country he has stepped foot on. Some 150 years or so after the book was published, seems like Jordan has made considerable progress. Still it's no Latin America where I'm right now (currently Buenos Aires). You MUST come visit :)


nice essay

by Sid Sarshar on

thank you for sharing it with us, I now have a feel for Jordan.

Mohammad Ala

Thanks for sharing.

by Mohammad Ala on

It seems that you had a good time.