Inside In2Jordan: Meet Henk

Meet Henk, the newest member of the pack! Let him tell you about his favourite places in Jordan, what he likes to do in his free time and his (new) job with In2Jordan!

Name: Henk (Jan) Sanders

Age: hmm… I don’t remember when I was born, too long ago. Someone told is now 55 years ago, but I don’t believe it. Still feels like 30 or so.

Occupation: My last jobs were business manager. I had my own business in IT-consulting. Over the years I used to buy, re-organize companies, re-structure, make them profitable and sell them again.

Languages spoken: Dutch of course, English and German are standard second languages for most Dutch people.

 

Q: How long have you been working with In2Jordan?
A: 3 weeks now! Yes, quite an achievement!

Q: What is the best part of your job?
A: I must say, the selling part, communicating with costumers, making nice presentations these are the things I like most. 

Q: What is the hardest part of your job?
A: Dealing with some of my colleagues , who ask too many questions! No, just joking… I have very nice and helpful colleagues. Hardest is collecting all the prices and once a trip is booked by our costumer, making sure that the costumer has the holiday of his life in Jordan and wants to come back! 

Q: What parts of Jordan do your guests get most excited about?
A: For sure Petra and Wadi Rum!

Q: Where is your favourite place in Jordan?
A:. The deserts, the mountains, not only in Jordan, but all over the world. And in Jordan, of course Petra is spectacular to see and visit. The best thing for me in Petra is the hiking and climbing to the high parts of this city. But I go crazy for deserts and mountains: the views, the air that you breathe – always amazing for me!
I used to drive rally (4X4 Landrover Dutch Profi team) in some of the worlds most beautiful deserts and therefor visited many deserts. I love to be in these places, just sit or lay and listen to the silence. In the time I still lived in Holland, I frequently just went for a weekend to Switzerland or Austria to walk in mountains. 

Q: Why did you decide to move to Jordan?
A: We lived in Egypt for several years before last summer, and left for Jordan, because my wife received a job offer in Jordan. She really wanted to do this job and enter this company, so we went to Jordan. 

 

Inside In2Jordan: Meet Henk

 

 

 

Inside In2Jordan: Meet KhaledMeet Khaled Sabbah Atieg, In2Jordan’s colleague in Wadi Rum! Let him tell you about his job, his favourite places and what it’s like growing up in the desert.

Name: Khaled Sabbah Atieg
Age: 34 years old
Occupation: Tour guide and camp owner of Khaled’s Camp in Wadi Rum
Languages spoken: Fluent in Arabic and English

 

Q: How long have you been working with In2Jordan?
A: I have been working with In2Jordan for 6 years now.

Q: What is the best part of your job?
A: The best part of my job is meeting new people every day! It is very nice is to help them explore and discover the desert of Wadi Rum, especially if they are visiting for the first time.

Q: What parts of Jordan do your guests get most excited about?
A: I think usually people who come to Jordan and Wadi Rum are most excited about Petra, the Dead Sea and of course Wadi Rum.

Q: What is the hardest part of your job?
A: There is not really a hard part in my job but what I don’t like when guest leave Wadi Rum and they are sad because they don’t have enough time to stay longer in the desert.

Q: Where is your favourite place in Jordan?
A:. My favourite place in Jordan is Wadi Rum, of course! But I also like Petra as well as Um Qais and Jerash in the north of Jordan.

Q: What was it like growing up in Wadi Rum?

A: Growing up in Wadi Rum means being close contact to nature. 

There is  a big connection between me and the desert because I was born and grew up here. I’m in love with the desert and I cant imagine any life different.

Being a Bedouin means knowing how to live in the desert and how to survive with limited resources in food, water and technology. It also means to know how to appreciate everything that nature has to offer. Our rhythm of life is the rhythm of nature.

For us, it is important to keep our traditions with generosity and hospitality and welcoming people. I am really proud to be a Bedouin .

 

 

To find out more about Khaled and his camp, check out his website: http://www.wadi-rum.com/index.php

or follow him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WADIRUMCAMPING/

 

 

Inside In2Jordan: Meet Khaled