Spring is Coming to Jordan; Wadi Rayan


Whereas Jordan’s South was covered with snow last Friday, its North was sunny, warm, and colorful 🙂

20/2/ 2014



Shubak Directorate in the South, credits Abdula Khashman


Ajlun in the North

When foreigners think of the Middle East, they usually imagine deserts, camels, and conflict.

True, many parts of the Middle East have deserts, camels, and unfortunately conflict but we also have our good share of green and good times.

Jordan is one of the Middle Eastern countries endowed with diverse geography, beautiful weather,  rich history anywhere you turn and thankfully peace; a  unique jewel with exceptional beauty.

My hike last Friday was to Wadi “Valley” Rayan that starts in Ajloun “Ḩalāwah”, north of Jordan and ends in the Jordan Valley;  Al Quşayb village. Approx 10 km.

The valley has diverse geography; we literally hiked through mountains, valleys, plains, passed by springs and sadly a dry waterfall called “Alrashrash” that is among the highest in Jordan; 100m. The fact that the waterfall is dry reflects the grim water realities of the region at large and of Jordan in particular.

For a photos album depicting Jordan’s Spring, click  here and here







For the full trail:


For more snow photos in the South “Shubak”:


Writing & Photography

Samar M. Salma



PS: This blog reflects my personal opinion and my personal take on many issues. Its not a scientific paper, the information used is based on internet searches rather than scholarly articles. Its purpose is to entertain and everything mentioned is open for debate and correction. Content & Photos are copyrighted. 

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