Jerash Governorate, Jordan
Magnificent Jerash at SunsetTo reach Jerash, our one hour calculated drive in the rental car took us three hours in actuality. In Jerash, Jordan., sits the ruins of the ancient Greco-Roman city of Gerasa dating back to the time of AG (Alexander the Great). On this real adventure, which was full of waylays and mishaps, I learned a few important lessons, and I've traveled a bit with friends and on my own. First and foremost, have a map in Arabic, if you're traveling in an Arabic speaking country. Two, pay the $8 dollar a day fee for a GPS, if you're going it on your own in a rental car. Lastly, three...always, always follow your instincts with directions (unless directionally challenged), and dealings with people.
Jerash was a truly hard fought destination for my traveling companion and I to get to, but it was totally worth getting lost in Amman, and our side journey to near proximity of the Syrian border. Jerash is such a large and amazingly well preserved site that it is worth the time and every effort to make a stop and see it, if you happen to be traveling in Jordan.