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Ajloun, Jordan

Having Lunch With A Local Family In Jordan

Visitors to Jordan have the unique opportunity to have a meal with a local family or even do a homestay to truly immerse themselves in the culture. There are a few local families who participate. When I did it I ate outside on cushions on a farm (about one hour outside of Amman) and was served Arabic salad, typical shrak flatbread and a meal called "Upside Down" which mixes together baked chicken, rice, potato, eggplant and spices. The lunch ended with a drink of "Bedouin Whiskey," otherwise known as tea. It's a great way to get a feel for local Bedouin culture. You can book the experience through Ajloun National Park or the Jordan Tourism Board (contact info can be found through the link provided).