Jordan is a country in Middle East that is almost land-locked save for a small 28km outlet on the Red Sea in the Gulf of
Aqaba and a frontage on the Dead Sea). It's bordered by Israel and the West Bank (Territory of Undetermined Permanent Status)
to the west, by Syria to the north, by Iraq to the east and by Saudi Arabia to the south. For most of its history since independence
from British administration in 1946, Jordan was ruled by King Hussein (1953-99). A pragmatic ruler, he successfully navigated
competing pressures from the major powers of the US, USSR and UK, various Arab states, Israel, and a large internal Palestinian
population, through several wars and coup attempts.
Jordanian cuisine is quite similar to fare served elsewhere in the region.
The daily staple being khobez, a large, flat bread sold in bakeries across the country for a few hundred fils. Delicious
when freshly baked. For breakfast, the traditional breakfast is usually fried eggs, labaneh, cheese, zaatar and olive oil
along with bread and a cup of tea. Falafel and hummus are eaten on the weekends by some and more often by others.