Jordan - Part 5

On Saturday we visited the city of As-Salt. It is a lovely place that is situated along three hills with spectacular picturesque views. We spent the day taking a walking tour of the old city. The Salt Development Corporation came up with the idea of an eco-museum. The concept is to see the whole city as a museum, focusing on integrating people's traditional lifestyle with the cultural property. I love that the focus is on people owning their culture and using this model to help preserve their cultural resources. This type of Eco-tourism allows development to happen in a sustainable way. 

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Jordan - Part 3

Jordan reminds me of the United States in the 1950s, smoking is ubiquitous and even though they have anti-smoking laws, nothing is really done to stop it. Jordan is actively focused on improving themselves both economically and geopolitically, yet they remain for the most part a very conservative culture, which slows down their improvement processes.

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