I met Jason years ago. We decided to go on a trip through our 10th grade Spanish class to Spain. What an experience that was. We both managed to fall in love with Spain and accumulate enough inside jokes to last us the rest of high school. Years later, in college, the decision was clear: we had to go back to Spain for study abroad. It was another amazing experience that created a list of jokes, some of which are still funny.
It’s been years since I’ve seen Jason. The only way we really have any contact is when he sends out pictures from his extensive travels around the world. Having been with Jason on one of his first trips out of the country, I am now amazed that he seems to have done laps around the world.
When I asked Jason to be a guest blogger (ie, if I could take some photos from his flickr account) he was more than happy to donate. He told me he wasn’t sure they were good enough. I laughed because there were just too many great photos to choose from.
Here’s a excerpt from Jason’s album:
“two weeks was not nearly enough time to explore even Jordan and Israel. We spent about a week in each country, traveling mostly by bus and taxi. Highlights of the trip, for me, included roaming around the grounds of Karak Castle in Jordan, two nights spent at a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum, eating our way through Nazareth, and reconnecting with relatives in Jerusalem.
The region is beautiful, and filled with friendly, welcoming people that dispel preconceived notions about the shape of the tensions in the Middle East. I look forward to visiting again someday.”
One day, maybe years from now, I hope to be able to travel with this great friend and seasoned traveler. Thanks for sharing!