A Tourist Guide for Visiting Petra

A Tourist Guide for Visiting Petra

The ruined city of Petra is one of the marvels of the ancient world. Described by the poet John William Burgon as “the Rose-red City, half as old as time,” Petra is a place that will captivate even the most hardened traveler, and one of those places you will never forget.

The Best Roman Ruins You’ve Never Heard Of

The Best Roman Ruins You’ve Never Heard Of

In northern Jordan, about 30 miles (48 km) north of the capital of Amman, is Jerash, home to the best Roman ruins you’ve never heard of. When one talks about Roman ruins, it’s only natural to think of them being predominately in Italy, the center of the...
The Castles of Jordan

The Castles of Jordan

If I were to ask you to think of castles, what kind of locations appear in your mind. England? France? Germany? Probably not Jordan. But Jordan is one of those magical places filled with all kinds of (relatively unknown) wonders to be explored. And believe it or not,...
Amman: The Ugly and The Beautiful

Amman: The Ugly and The Beautiful

I recently discovered a list on ucityguides.com of the 10 Ugliest Cities in the World.  Amman, Jordan, made the list.  As one might imagine, having Amman listed as one of the World’s ugliest cities has generated quite a bit of controversy amongst my Jordanian...

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