Facade of the Treasury, Petra, Jordan
Jordan breaks stereotypes as a destination from the moment you step on the country. Whether you enter from Egypt (as we have done on occasion) or fly directly to Aman (as we have also done), its capital, you will be surprised to find such a country kindly prepared to receive tourists They visit it.
From the Citadel of Amman, located in an area inhabited for 7,000 years, to the spectacular Petra of the Nabateans, who fell into oblivion for centuries until The West rediscovered it in 1812, Jordan surprises with its contrasts.
Contrasts such as the immense but spectacular aridity of the Wadi Rum desert in front of the same aridity, but in a completely different environment, of the Dead Sea. And in front of those landscapes, the comforting tranquility of Bedouin faces, furrowed with wrinkles, and the smiles of strangers.
Balloon over the desert, Wadi Rum, Jordan
On a multi-day trip through Jordan, one can immerse yourself in all those sensations and experiences, as you can also immerse yourself in the waters of Wadi Mujib to do canyoning or in the rich waters of the Red Sea from Aqaba to see corals.
Jordan is that and much more, so much that this little video recorded during my last trip to Jordan It falls short, very short, when it comes to summarizing the sensations of traveling to Jordan. You have to go see it for yourself.
In the troubled situation that the world in general lives today, and the Middle East in particular, Jordan is one of the quieter and friendlier destinations with the visitor, who entertains with experiences as indelible as walking out of the Siq and face to face with Al Khazneh (the Treasury).
No matter whether or not there are people in the place, the first time you see that building sculpted and carved in stone is a moment you will never forget in Jordan ... or when you return home.5.002