Monday Moment: Shobak Castle, Jordan

10.December 2012

Jordan, Monday Moment

Shobak Castle, Jordan

There is plenty of old in Jordan. Old cities, old roads, old buildings, old religious sites, and old crusader castles.

Left almost untouched, Shobak Castle was my favorite. Without hoards of tourists around it was much easier to imagine this crusader outpost as it was in its heyday. We wandered and scrambled, explored nooks and crannies and ventured down some deep, dark passageways until we scared ourselves and beat a hasty retreat.

It was the enthusiastic stories of fellow travellers that convinced us to make a stop in Jordan. I’m so glad that we did and I hope that I can encourage others to visit also; it’s a worthy stop on any itinerary.

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5 Responses to “Monday Moment: Shobak Castle, Jordan”

  1. Leigh Says:

    Jordan is one of the few countries in the Middle East that I REALLY want to visit.
    Your new photo is amazing. You look very happy.
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  2. Michael Hodson Says:

    Ahhhh, one of my favorite countries. I miss it there.
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  3. Katie Says:

    I keep hearing wonderful things about visiting Jordan too, so it is already high on my list of places to visit! I will have to check this out when I go there.
    Katie recently posted.."Evolution intended us to be travelers."

  4. Arti Says:

    I have heard so much about Jordan! This castle looks stunning and it is certainly great that its not flooding with tourists!
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  5. Marysia @ My Travel Affairs Says:

    I love Jordan, and driving through King Highway was really great. Shobak is great, but I felt in love with Desert Castle! Amazing :)
    I loved Jordan so much that it end up as my top trip of 2012!
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