• The Dead Sea || TERRAGOES.COM
    Adventures,  Jordan,  Middle East

    What it is like to float in the Dead Sea

    I never mastered the art of swimming. In fact, I can’t swim. That hasn’t stopped me from getting into bodies of water, though. I’ll gladly get in the ocean and I’ll be fine when a wave inevitably smashes into me and flips me upside down in the surf, giving my sinus cavity a nice saline rinse in the process. I’ll get in lakes and rivers and pools, too. I’m not water-adverse, I just can’t swim. The good news here is that you don’t need to be able to swim to enjoy the Dead Sea. It’s 33-35% salt, more than eight times saltier than the ocean, so it quite literally pushes you up.

  • Adventures,  Jordan,  Middle East

    The Way Memories Feel & Amman’s Roman Theatre

    Memories are neat. It’s neat the way they attach themselves to sensory triggers, like the way a smell will take you back 20 years to a specific place and time, like the foyer of your grandmother’s house, or the way the sound of a sprinkler can transport you across decades to a neighbor’s backyard where you spent hours running around in the water as a kid. It’s neat the way a song, one you haven’t heard in years, can take you back to your first break-up, first kiss, first road trip, first whatever. Suddenly you’re there, back in that moment, transported over miles and years, to some specific moment, seminal…

  • The Time I Deployed to Kuwait || terragoes.com
    Adventures,  Middle East

    That Time I Deployed to Kuwait

    Kuwait is not a place I’d pick to visit. There isn’t a huge tourist industry there and attractions-wise, there’s little to see. Plus, it’s hot. REALLY FUCKING HOT. And contrary to popular belief, it’s not always a dry heat. Kuwait is on the Persian Gulf and there are days when the temperatures rise to 120°F (48°C) with humidity. In Kuwait, you master the skill of sweating through your t-shirt by 9 a.m.