Jordan

Jordan

Aqaba, Jordan

Aqaba’s economy is mainly based on tourism, and the port industry sector as it’s Jordan’s only coastal city.
Unfortunately, since the Syrian War and ISIS, Jordan is struggling to attract enough tourists to it’s premises, which was probably most conspicuous to us here, in Aqaba.
When we went to the beach a few miles below the city, we were shocked to find a totally deserted and neglected shore, as far as the eye can see. The beach was seemingly built …

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Wadi Rum, The Valley of the Moon

We left Petra towards Aqaba with a public bus at dawn. The small, circa twenty person capacity public bus stopped at several smaller local stops, and generally anywhere in between where the passengers requested the driver to stop. We hopped off the bus at a divergence and hitchhiked towards the entrance of the Wadi Rum National Park.
Wadi Rum is well known for its beautiful desert landscapes and rock formations, many picturing it as a landscape on Mars. No wonder …

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The Lost City of Petra

The Lost City of Petra is one of the world’s most famous and intriguing landmarks, with the mystery of the Pyramids in addition to the sprawling beauty of Machu Picchu. It is no wonder that it has become a favourite spot for moviemakers, with movies like Indiana Jones.

Paying a visit to the sight as a non-Jordanian is quite expensive, ranging around 50 Jordanian dinars for a one day pass (two and three day passes are also available). However, the …

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Amman, Jordan

While the idea of travelling to the Middle East may be concerning to some, these worries are likely to evaporate as soon as you step foot in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Despite its geographic location (bordered by Iraq, Syria and Lebanon), Jordan is extremely peaceful and safe, yet its locals retain the warm hospitality that the Middle East is famous for.
Jordan is certainly not short of things to do, with Petra being the jewel in its tourism …