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Jerash Governorate, Jordan
I'll be honest, the primary reason I went to Jordan was to see Petra. But rather than fly in and out, I decided to spend a week exploring the country. One day I went to the ancient city of Jerash. It was beautiful - well preserved with the avenues...
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Behind Luzmilla Hospital, Jabal Al Webdeh, عمّان، Jordan
Retreat to the Citadel in the afternoon, the traditional escape to high ground, in a city built on seven hills provides respite from the hubbub below, in the autumn go at 3 ish & stay until the rose hued sunset envelops you, neatly coinciding with...
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Jordan
A couple days after seeing the Pyramids we came to Petra and were completely blown away. The walk through the canyon only builds up the excitement and then the Treasury appears immediately in front of you. The Pyramids might have been one of the...
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Disi, Aqaba, Wadi Rum, Jordan
Everyone I met in Jordan was engaging, interesting and polite, including the children. If you find yourself in an old bedouin town, make sure to engage with the kids, who often speak english better than adults. Here they're playing with an...
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Wadi Rum is one of those places you visit and then think about for the rest of your life. A place so stunning and bizarre it permanently etches its memory in your bones. I ended up there with no plans or expectations, and no clue what was in...
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Disi, Aqaba, Wadi Rum, Jordan
If you like the desert, Wadi Rum is a fantastic place to relax for a few days. They have amazingly comfortable tents onsite (4$ a night), a great little rock climbing community, and a little general store that cooks group style breakfast and...
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Jordan
As is often the case with travel expectations, there’s so much more to a site than what we can see in the confines of a screen or read in black and white letters on a page. Often the real place is a shock of depth, colors and aromas, and the way...
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Amman may be Jordan's capital, but Jerash may well be the country's cultural capital, with evidence of unbroken settlement found in the ruins. Visitors can see Greek inscriptions to Roman Temples to Byzantine churches all within the space of a few...
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A visit to Mount Nebo after the Dead Sea brought me to the view of the promised land. On the platform at the top is this sculpture, representing Moses' staff. I saw some ancient mosaic floors in the Memorial Church that also contains ancient...
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K. Talal St., Madaba, Jordan
The floor of this Greek Orthodox church holds a 6th century AD mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. In this picture, the river allegedly depicts where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. We followed the visit to the church with a...
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Dead Sea, Jordan
I had no clue about the Dead Sea until I started planning my trip to Jordan. I got to the Dead Sea and learned that it is the lowest point on Earth and a source of natural salts! What I found fascinating is that nothing can survive in the Dead Sea...
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Ma'an Governorate, Jordan
Petra Jordan is one of those places that you have to put on any bucket list. I went a decade ago and then dragged my husband there last year because "you can't miss this one" I told him. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade fans will recognize the...
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Jerash Governorate, Jordan
This ancient Graeco - Roman city was conquered by General Pompey in 63 BC, and was once a vibrant business center with churches, temples, shops, theaters, baths, fountains, well-planned streets and public squares. It thrived until an earthquake...
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When most think of the Dead Sea they think of Israel, but remember you can visit it in Jordan too. We hired a driver to take us to an area where locals go. We were able to rinse off in a nearby stream and we didn't have to pay a fee. Floating and...
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I visited Wadi Rum on the way to Petra–a perfect detour. The landscape feels like that of another planet. Petroglyphs can be found all over, proof of human travel through this area for thousands of years.
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Jordan
I spent four very full days in Jordan where a friend and I rushed around the country to see the major sites of our choosing. We spent a long and lost day driving our gutless rental car from the Dead Sea to Wadi Rum; arriving in the dark and hoping...
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Take in views of a hot spring–fed waterfall, a dramatic ravine, and the Dead Sea from a resort that sits more than 800 feet below sea level. A cliff-top outdoor restaurant serves organic greens from the garden. Evason Ma’In, (800) 591-7480, from...
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Rainbow St., Amman, Jordan
A trendy yet relaxed rooftop restaurant and bar in Amman, Cantaloupe offers both indoor and outdoor seating, delicious food, unique cocktails, local and international wines and aerial views overlooking the citadel, nearby mosques and downtown...
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Ajloun, Jordan
Visitors to Jordan have the unique opportunity to have a meal with a local family or even do a homestay to truly immerse themselves in the culture. There are a few local families who participate. When I did it I ate outside on cushions on a farm...
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The King's Highway is the longest, winding road in Jordan. It stretches from Amman to Aqaba and is about 208 miles. It takes days to drive but you see everything from forested highlands, open farmland plateaus, deep ravines, the edge of the...
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Levant
The sky glittered with more stars than I could ever imagine the night we camped in Wadi Rum, a desert valley in southern Jordan. I lay for hours watching the constellations trace a gentle arch overhead and losing count of shooting stars. I closed...
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Ma'an Governorate, Jordan
Worth the 800 steps (though watch out for the mules), the Monastery is impressive even among the many ruins in Petra.
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Jordan Amman – Saqf Alsail St، Amman, Jordan
1400 feet below sea level on the beach at the Dead sea The lowest point you can get to on planet Earth. Once I get over the feeling of asphalt trickling down my back (this takes some time) I hope to better appreciate the various health benefits of...
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Ma'an Governorate, Jordan
At the other end of Petra, some 800 well-worn steps up, lies the valley's largest structure, the Monastery. It dates back to the 1st century and is dedicated to Obadas I, the king of the Nabataeans from 96 B.C.E. to 85 B.C.E. After the emotional...
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Al-Hashemi St., Amman, Jordan
Amman is a cute little city that will show you what is being on an Arabic country even will make you feel like if you were on a War zone This one of the biggest roman theaters that I have ever visited, I recommend to do the hike from here to the...
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Jabal al Qala`، Yemen
Citadel Hill, or Jabal el Qala in Arabic, lords over the sizzling, noisy city of Amman, Jordan. Standing on that hill feels like being on top of the world. All of Amman spreads out below the mount. The hill is an expansive plain, gently sloped,...
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The moonscape-style desert of Wadi Rum in Jordan is a remarkable destination for its strange plateaus and rock formations, but that’s not what created my moment of zen in the desert. I was standing on a rock quite literally in the middle of...
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Jordan
There is more to Petra than its iconic Treasury building and the winding Siq leading to it. Known as the Vegas of its time, crowds still converge to marvel at the ancient tombs, temples, and churches. Through the ages, it has acquired a myriad of...
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Amman, Jordan
Being woken up by the call of Prayer that echoes throughout the streets. That unforgettable tune when the man delivers gasoline. The street vendors that sell warm cups of seasoned corn. Shopping in the district of Sweifeya. The best pita bread...
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Madaba Governorate, Jordan
The current Greek Orthodox church of St. George located in the heart of Madaba, Jordan, isn't a very old church, relatively speaking for the area it's situated in. What makes St. George a unique destination beyond the simple beauty of its intimate...
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Jerash Governorate, Jordan
To 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...
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Levant
Your visit begins with a tour of the desert from the back of an old Toyota truck. Your guide will show you the pleasures of the desert and teach you a bit of history, and will show you just how warm Bedouin hospitality is. After a few hours of...
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Levant
Quite often overshadowed by its well known neighbour...the Wadi Rum Desert was the highlight of my trip to Jordan. While Petra had hoards of tourists and hagglers, Wadi Rum was a peaceful escape. Stunning and surreal landscapes of miles of...
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Wild Jordan, Othman Bin Affan St 36, Amman, Jordan
Wild Jordan Cafe (Othman bin Afan Street) is a casual restaurant known for its sustainable menu, excellent service and beautiful views of the city. The restaurant is a partnership with the Royal society for the Conservation of Nature RSCN, with a...
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To be honest, the Middle Eastern country of Jordan has a lot of "wow" moments. Among all of them, though, one of my favorite experiences was walking through the massive desert known as Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum has been inhabited by Bedouins for...
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As part of my Wadi Rum desert safari, my guide took me to visit this Bedouin camp inside the Wadi Rum. The family was welcoming and the tea was refreshing and delish! It was kind of sweet, flavored with mint and a good respite from the heat...
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Ad-disi, قرية وادي رم، Jordan
Sometimes the room you sleep in isn’t a room at all, as was the case when I visited Wadi Rum desert in Jordan. Wadi Rum, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has captivated travelers for generations, perhaps most notably T. E. Lawrence, Lawrence of...
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Leaning back, my legs pop-up and I’m floating as if supported by an underwater chaise lounge. The bobbing effect is soothing. If only I had a cocktail and a book. On shore, I grab fistfuls of Dead Sea mud and slather it onto my skin. I’d feel...
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Jerash Governorate, Jordan
A short drive outside of Amman is the city of Jerash. Conquered by Emperor Pompey in 63 BC, Jerash came under Roman rule and is one of the best-preserved Roman cities outside of Italy. This is a picture of the North Theater originally constructed...
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Disi, Aqaba, Wadi Rum, Jordan
After a day long trek down to Petra from Amman, my friends and I made an impromptu decision to spend the night in a Bedouin camp in the Wadi Rum desert. A weeknight - the camp was deserted, except for us. We sat under the stars with the Bedouins,...
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Irbid Governorate, Jordan
Almost like 4 Points in Utah, Wadi Dhunaybah/Shajara is sandwiched between Syrian, Palestinian, and Lebanese borders in Jordan. 20 minutes outside Ramtha, the Northern Province. Wadi Rum is a desert; this Wadi was a lush, green carving. Syrian...
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For me, Wadi Rum cannot be compared to other desert places; Bedouin tribes still live here among the mountains of the Rum. Its molten sandstone rock is composed in undulating formations, smoothed away by centuries of windstorms leaving deep...
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Near to Lawrance House, Rum Valley, Wadi Rumm, Wadi Rum, Aqaba Province , Wadi Rum Natural Reserve, Jordan
My wife and I travel to a new place every year. We alternate years deciding where we go. 2012 was my year to choose, and I picked Jordan. When I told my wife, "We're going to Jordan and Lebanon." She said, "Ok? It's your pick." We flew into Amman...
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Jordan
I will always remember Petra, and not just for the stunning beauty of the ancient ruins. The people and animals that continue to live and work there left a deep impression. In some ways this picture tells only a piece of the story. I stopped for a...