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).
By Jessie Festa, AFAR Local Expert