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Jordan: A Different Middle East [Kindle Edition]

Lori Henry

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Book Description

One of the most historically potent places in the world, Jordan is often overlooked in favour of its neighbours, Egypt and Israel. Fortunately for travellers, the fewer amount of tourists makes this small country an enchanting place to visit.

Lori Henry left for Jordan near the end of March 2011 on a week and a half long trip through the country. This also happened to be just over a month after the protests against President Mubarak in Egypt, and in the middle of the uprisings in Syria and fighting against Muammar Gaddafi in Libya.

As she would learn very quickly, Jordan – although in the middle of the conflicts in Syria, Lebanon and Egypt – was staying out of trouble. The country was stable enough for a thriving tourism industry to welcome visitors, but many of them had cancelled their trips. Most travellers include Jordan on an Egypt and Israel circuit, so when things heated up in Cairo, tours were cancelled and trips postponed or re-booked to other parts of the world.

What a shame. Jordanians were watching the news just as carefully as those in North America were, waiting to see what would happen, but were otherwise open for business. Lori discovered the charming children who were eager to tag along with her in Amman; hiked through the lowest nature reserve on earth, Wadi Mujib; ate lunch with a Druze family in the lightly populated eastern desert; stayed at an incredible off-the-grid eco lodge in the Dana Biosphere Reserve; and spent the evening with a Bedouin family in the western desert.

Jordan: A Different Middle East follows the author’s adventures after she has visited the two most emblematic tourist attractions in the country – Petra and Wadi Rum – and discovers the lesser known parts that make Jordan so exceptional.

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About the Author

Lori Henry (LoriHenry.ca) is a dancer and author based in Vancouver, Canada. She performs Polynesian dancing and is developing community dance programs to connect people from all over the world with each other.

She has written for Air Canada's enRoute, WestJet's up! magazine, Reader's Digest, VIA destinations, Western Living, West, Fodor's, Spa, British Columbia Magazine Travelife, VIA magazine (the AAA Traveler's Companion), Gateways (Carnival Cruise Lines), FLARE, and USAToday.com, to name a few. She is the Editor of Massage Matters magazine.

She was also the Editor of Beauty: You Define It magazine, an alternative youth publication that dealt with questioning mainstream beauty standards and our culture's fixation on outward appearance. Her full-length book, Silent Screams (Second Edition, 2008), has toured high schools and youth groups in the Lower Mainland.

Along with writing, Lori also does advocacy work for eating disorder awareness charities. She sat on the Advisory Committee of Jessie's Hope Society (formerly ANAD), was a Director of the You Are Not Alone Eating Disorder Society, and was a Founding Director of Shelley's Angels Society.

She is also a trained actor in theatre, film and television, and has had over 20 years of dance experience.
Keep up to date with her at LoriHenry.ca.

Product Details

  • File Size: 289 KB
  • Print Length: 17 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Dancing Traveller Publishing (May 20, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0052QA6L0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #904,125 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Lori Henry is a writer and dance anthropologist based in North Vancouver, Canada. She uses dance as an access point to learn about diverse cultures. Her fascination with the subject began with Polynesian dance lessons when she was two years old, learning how to chant in Hawaiian, sing and dance Maori kapa hakas, and shake her hips to Tahitian drums not long after she had learned to walk. She also trained in various other dance forms and played competitive ringette (similar to hockey).

Lori has spent the last 10 years working as a freelance writer focusing on travel and culture. Her work has been published all over the world in publications like Readers Digest, Air Canada's enRoute, WestJet's up! magazine, Western Living, British Columbia Magazine, Spa, FLARE, West, USAToday.com, and Fodor's, to name a few.

Lori holds a master's degree in Dance Anthropology with distinction from Roehampton University (London, UK). She conducted her fieldwork with the Whirling Dervishes of West London and her dissertation was titled, "Towards a Non-Hegemonic Anthropology of Dance."

Keep up to date with her at www.LoriHenry.ca.

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