Ajloun Castle, Jordan – A fortress with a view

Ajloun Castle. I first laid eyes on it from a fair distance away. Our guide had stopped the car several hills away, trying to point it out on a particularly dusty, hazy day in Jordan. We tried again from a closer distance, and finally did indeed spot it. It looked magical, sitting alone atop the hill of Jabal Auf in the distance. Several winding roads, steep climbs and gasps later, we

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