Category: Jordan

Are you Traveling to Jordan?

By Mridula Dwivedi June 17, 2015 22 Comments , , ,

If you are planning to travel to Jordan, I have some good news for you. Byond Travel is offering the readers of Travel Tales from India Rs 6000 off if you book your vacation with them through this link. [caption id="attachment_20611" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Travel Tales from India Discount from Byond...

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Amman Citadel, Jordan

By Mridula Dwivedi August 29, 2014 18 Comments , , ,

This year starting from March till about now, I traveled a lot. When I traveled a lot I would crib because I was traveling too much, which would leave me very tired. Then for the past two weeks I have been at home. So, now I am getting nostalgic about traveling and then, you guessed it right, I crib again! So this i...

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Immigration Fun!

By Mridula Dwivedi June 18, 2014 14 Comments , ,

Immigration and fun are almost an oxymoron, at least in most of the places I visited. But Jordan changed all that, I can now say immigration fun in the same sentence. While going into Jordan. it was almost the same as anywhere else, getting out of Jordan was fun. But then first things first. I visited Jordan as p...

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Vegetarian Food in Jordan

By Mridula Dwivedi June 16, 2014 31 Comments , , , ,

In many nations, vegetarianism is not much of a concept. Before I went I classified Jordan in that category. I know being a vegetarian is not too good for traveling but then that is who I am and that is what I am going to remain. I do eat eggs. When push comes to a very nasty shove, I can nibble on fish. But for a m...

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The Dead Sea Experience in Jordan

By Mridula Dwivedi June 13, 2014 36 Comments , ,

It was my niece Vasudha who spiked my interest in the Dead Sea, Jordan when she heard that her masi (Aunt) was going. She read in her geography lesson that you could easily float in the Dead Sea. She was quite excited that I was visiting it. Of course she wanted to come but I gave her the ghisa pita (usual) answer...

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The Complete Jordan Trip

When the plane started making its descent at the Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Jordan I was hooked to my window seat. If someone could have seen me from the other side, they would find my face quashed flat against the window. The landscape unfolding beneath was unlike any other I had seen ever before! It ...

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Roman Theater, Amman

By Mridula Dwivedi May 30, 2014 12 Comments , , ,

For today's sky watch I present the Roman Theater Amman. It is a huge structure and you can see only a little of sky and a lot of the amphitheater. But it was such a sight to behold! The theater could seat 60,000 people. It was built in 131-168 AD (or what is said as CE now?). They used it for holding shows and ent...

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Dress Code for Women in Jordan

By Mridula Dwivedi May 29, 2014 25 Comments , , , ,

Before going to Jordan I was searching on the net to see what I could figure about dress code for women in Jordan. What I read, surprised me a little. I figured out that wearing sleeveless shirts was not  such a good idea, neither was wearing shorts, nor a short dress. I was curious to see if this really would be t...

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Masquerading as Media

By Mridula Dwivedi May 28, 2014 24 Comments , , , , ,

My excitement knew no bounds when I was invited to Jordan to cover the Pope's mass at Amman Stadium. I was also quite realistic about my chances of actually photographing the pope. On the D Day, the media movement started quite early in the morning. We went to the cultural center at Amman. After a security check we ...

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On a Mission of Hope and Peace- Pope Francis in Jordan and Beyond

By Mridula Dwivedi May 26, 2014 17 Comments , , , , ,

Pope Francis visit to Jordan and beyond has already been hauled as historic. I was part of the Indian media team that was invited by the Jordan Tourism Board to cover the event. When the ‘popemobile’ entered the Amman Stadium, the crowds erupted in a deafening cheer. The charismatic Pope Francis waved to the ...

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Mridula Dwivedi

I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!

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