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5 reasons to travel to Jordan

Although you obviously need to avoid the Syrian and Iraqi frontier zones, that's not a reason to give up on a trip to Jordan. The inhabitants are very welcoming and the sites are so amazing that you won't regret having dared to go.

Delicious food

It's no use going to Jordan if you are in the middle of a diet. Mezze, falafel, shish kebab, not to mention the rich array of sweet pastries influenced by Turkey, Lebanon, and Egypt - I'm afraid it's impossible to resist them.

The friendly population

The Jordanians have an innate sense of welcome. You will often be surrounded by people wanting to talk to you or even offered a mint tea out of the blue. Some people will even pay for your bus journey, discreetly! You'll be amazed.

Floating on the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is legendary, so-called because the high salt levels mean nothing can live in it. The salt levels are so high that as soon as you dive in you rise back to the surface. There's no need for a rubber ring or lilo, you'll float by yourself. Lie on your back, let yourself float effortlessly on the surface and read your book or magazine!

Following the steps of adventurers in the desert

Spend a few days in the marvellous Wadi Rum desert. On foot, in an off-road vehicle or by horse like Lawrence of Arabia, its red sand and peculiarly shaped rocks await you.

Petra, one of the Wonders of the World

One of the 7 Wonders of the World, Petra is one place you must not miss during a trip to Jordan. They are typically crowds of people but if you get there early in the morning, as soon as it opens, you might be lucky enough to see Petra's jewel, Al Khazneh, almost alone. Higher up, the monastery is also spectacular.
David Debrincat
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Updated 26 October 2018
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