My first impressions of the middle east were formed in Jordan. In April of 2013 Val and I landed in Amman, Jordan’s largest city. We weren’t sure what to expect. Tremendous hospitality, rich history, and dramatic landscapes are wheat we found there. The kindness of the people is what immediately comes to mind when I think of Jordan now. In the three weeks we spent in Jordan we didn’t stay in a single hotel room. We couchsurfed, slept in caves, outside, and were invited into homes. We received the kind of hospitality that you only find in the very oldest parts of the world. I miss the tea, the fire grilled meat, the dusty roads, and the sunsets. Jordan contains fascinating mix of people and histories, I look forward to returning.