Massive sandstorm swallows Amman’s airport!

A massive sandstorm swooped down on Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan today – a small part of an extreme weather pattern descending on the region. Strong winds sent desert sand airborne, darkening skies across the kingdom and causing near blackout conditions in Jordan’s capital city. 


Embracing Analog: Postcards From the Middle East

Here in Amman, Jordan, personal mail gets delivered painfully slow to post office boxes rarely filled.  My banking and bill-paying happens online and does anyone receive letters anymore? Recall those handwritten messages slipped into envelopes and slapped with a pretty stamp? There’s a paradox afoot that might bring them back from extinction.