Rook Blog — Jordan

Misk Albahr Almayit - The Inspiration

I was born in Amman, Jordan to a Jordanian mother and English father. My mother was quite the pioneering woman and in fact was the first female to appear on TV in the Middle East, presenting the news in English.

My father's work brought the family back to the UK. Strong family connections are inherent to Arabic culture which mean frequent long summers spent back in Amman.

The thirty minute drive from Amman to the Dead Sea is beautifully scenic. Winding sand dunes, fruit sellers by the highway and shepherds herding their livestock. Eventually the beautiful Dead Sea comes in...