|About the time I took this shot in 2008, a family led their animals|
across the scene--two adults and one baby camel.
As for current events, we have no sense of any turmoil here. People seem thrilled to see us, wave enthusiastically as we drive through the countryside, and are completely hospitable. I'm with ten journalists, so we talk lots about stories and politics; and we take photos and interview people on the street. Tonight as we were walking in Petra, one of the guys with us said, "Hey, how are you?" as he passed a man, and the guy answered, "What's up, dawg?"
Disclosure: The Jordan Tourism Board is covering most of the expenses for this trip, though it exercises no influence over what we say or write about it.