Saturday 22 April 2017

On Holidays…

In case you wondered at my recent absence from the blogosphere, for the past couple of weeks, instead of hunting dead people and telling their stories, I’ve been away on holidays. And not in a part of the world where my ancestors likely visited much either, but in Jordan, a spectacular Arab kingdom in Western Asia. 

That’s not to say none of my progenitors ever visited the region. Chances are some did. Remember Isha, my ‘clan mother’ – well, 21,000 years ago, give or take, research suggests she probably lived in the Near East. So, perhaps I did walk in the footsteps of my (distant) forefathers. 

Here’s a taste of where I’ve been:

Discovering the lost city of Petra (Jordan)

Horse-riding through the Wadi Rum desert, for six days

Sight-seeing in Amman and floating in the Dead Sea

What an amazing trip! 

And, next week, hopefully, I’ll be back on the trail of my ancestors…

© Black Raven Genealogy


  1. Oh, Dara, these photos are breath-taking. What a trip! Welcome back.

  2. Very cool. I'm jealous. I've always wanted to see Petra. I hope you had a wonderful time!

    1. I've always dreamed of visiting Petra too, Jo, it was wonderful to finally get there.

  3. You went to Petra. Amazing. I am jealous. Looks like more of an adventure than an ordinary vacation. Welcome home.

  4. Yes, Colleen, I love visiting new places and Jordan was like nowhere I've ever been, and the Arab horses were amazing too!


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