Jerash and Ajloun
Road trip, Jordan style:
Our first stop was at Jerash, a.k.a.,
After 90 minutes of walking/hiking around the site, we had lunch and then off to Ajloun.
Ajloun Castle rests on a high peak about 20 minutes drive west of Jerash. Visible from all directions, the castle was originally built in 1184 by a cousin of the great Arab leader Saladin and was used as a base in his successful campaign to drive the Crusaders from Jordan.
Here we are atop the castle, both groups - "Group One" (NU Dialogue students) and "Group Two" (Project GO students from NU and across the US).