A few weeks ago, I took a plane out of London Heathrow and 5 hours later, landed in Amman (the capital of Jordan). I didn’t know what to expect and honestly didn’t do much research prior to landing and I am kind of glad I didn’t (there is something about exploring a land first-hand, not having pre-conceived ideas about it and taking it in day by day.
Jordan is an Arab kingdom in the middle east. The country is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north, and Israel and Palestine to the west. It is a highly conservative country so I made sure I dressed in line (literally avoiding open shoulder outfits, short dresses etc) but I was relieved the dressing attire was more relaxed at hotels.
I spent just over a day in Amman relaxing and spending time with friends (one of which was Jordanian – nothing better that an exploring a country with a local) by the pool, experiencing city views of Amman over shisha and generally anticipating what the next few 5 days would be unearthing. We embarked on our journey of Jordan (below was our itinerary of Jordan which I employ to use when you plan your trip to jordan).
Day 1: Amman (city chill and exploring)
Day 2: Amman to Dead Sea
Day 3: Dead Sea
Day 4: Dead Sea to Petra
Day 5: Petra Visit – Wadi Rum 4×4 Tour
Day 6: Wadi Rum – Aqaba
Day 7: Aqaba – Home
Rather than bother describing every location to you (which I am sure wikipedia could possibly be useful for that), I will leave with you a gallery of what I got up to with the crew (with short descriptions) and hopefully leave you inspired to #ExploreJordan. I would add that we stayed in 5 star accommodations throughout and I am sure there are other options which would give a similar experience but for me, the quality of one’s accommodation always adds that’s extra touch to my holidays. I would say hands down, Jordan is certainly in the top 3 destinations I have explored this year.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any tips about Jordan
“Don’t listen to what they say. GO see” – Chinese Proverb