Since I have lived in Amman all my life ( up until the last 5 yeqars) my parents mad sure from the begining to educate me about my roots, my traditions and my culture. Being originally from Karak ( a city in the south of Jordan) my fascination with what was different between the capital and this city was what brought me closer to my home town. Weekly visits were a must for the longest time. My grand parents, aunt and uncle still live there. In the early years we would go down to the sail ( a stream in the valley) below 3ein sara, and we would make tea using its water. I also remember that the best thing about that tea was the fact that they put lemon tree leaves in it while boiling, giving it an incredible distinct taste. Many people tend not to believe that i was educated at the school i went to due to the way i act and speak, my accent is quite heavy compared to my collegues, and my interest in my background and the culture of Al-Karak prompted me to buy a book while i was back in Jordan called “ملامح من التراث الشعبي في محافظة الكرك” ( Glimpses from the traditonal customs of al-karak) written by Najib Al-Qsous
I will be sharing some of these along the way in order to put out on the web some info on a culture that has started to dissapear, a topic which i have a great interest in .