Jordan Travel Articles

 
In the Shadow of Petra, Wadi Rum Beckons
In the Shadow of Petra, Wadi Rum Beckons Visitors to Jordan come chiefly for Petra, the vaunted ancient city that had become a forgotten outpost until re-discovered in the 19th Century. Many have heard of Wadi Rum, the expansive mountain desert in the south of Jordan, but few have stayed there overnight to explore its wonders and experience the Bedouin culture. S. Michael Scadron illustrates how Wadi Rum beckons us, not only because of its natural beauty, but also for the richness of its history and cultural heritage.
Jordan: The Switzerland of the Middle East – Jordan, Middle East
Jordan: The Switzerland of the Middle East – Jordan, Middle East Jordan has no oil and is officially a “water poor” nation. But it has one valuable resource in a troubled area - not easy to export, people flock to get it. Andrea Granahan wishes it could be bottled
On the Road to Petra – Petra, Jordan
On the Road to Petra – Petra, Jordan home_jul06_petra.jpgDanny Hizon thinks t
Jordan….No Map, No Guidebook
Jordan….No Map, No Guidebook home_jul06_jordannomap.jpgDon Sparks found Jordan to be one of his favorite countries in an eight country RTW trip.
The Red Desert of Wadi Rum – Wadi Rum, Jordan
In Jordan, Michael Cornn discovers rock climbing, the meaning of the word friable and a moment that will last a lifetime.
Fill It Up – Madaba, Jordan
While in Jordan, American Michael Cornn meets some not-so-friendly supporters of bin Laden.
Arm Wrestling Arabs in Petra – Petra, Jordan
Jason Hahn learns another valuable road-warrior lesson: Don't arm wrestle with Arab men for money.
The Desert Castles of Jordan – Jordan
The Desert Castles of Jordan – Jordan David M. Weber frequents tour-bus haunts not often visited by the solo traveller.
Jordan Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Jordan Where is it?: Jordan is in the Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia. Why do people go here?: Most tourist come to Jordan to visit the ancient city of Petra. However, Jordan has so much more to offer – and there are few tourists. If you want a good starter country […]
Round the World by Bike: Syria to Amman, Jordan (10 December 2001)
The British Consulate warned against travelling in Syria. After Al's experiences there, they must be trying to keep it a secret for themselves.