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Jordan Itinerary and Travel Guide: 8 Days trip of a lifetime!

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Jordan is the first Arabic country I’ve ever set foot in, not counting all transits I’ve done through Dubai Airport. I went to Jordan as a guest of the Jordan Tourism Board. I visited quite a few places during the trip – Amman, As-Salt, The Dead Sea, Petra, and Wadi Rum.

My time in Jordan was absolutely amazing. It was everything I hoped it would be – I tried food I have never heard of, checked off two items from my travel bucket list (Petra and the Dead Sea), learned plenty about Bedouin culture, and gained insights into Arabic culture firsthand from locals.

So in this post, I’d like to impart that knowledge to you!

How to explore Jordan

Normally I’m a fan of traveling on my own, but Jordan is a country where you will greatly benefit from a local’s insights, so I must recommend joining a tour while you’re here. There is so much cultural context you can learn by having a local with you.

I recommend booking the following tours, depending on how long you’re planning to stay in Jordan, all based in Amman:

Tip! Joining a Jordanian tour could also mean your tourist visa fee of 40 JOD will be waived if you’re holding a passport from a non-restricted country (those who can obtain a visa on arrival). You can check the visa fees and requirements here.

The Jordan Pass: What is it and is it worth it?

The Jordan pass is a travel pass created by the Jordanian government that will grant you access to some of Jordan’s most popular attractions. If you are planning to visit Petra while you are in Jordan, this is a great way to save up.

The main draw of this pass is that your tourist visa fee (which normally costs 40 JOD) is also waived if you’ve purchased the pass before arrival in Jordan and if you’re planning to stay for at least 3 nights in the country. Based on this alone, the pass is likely worth it for most visitors to Jordan!

Here is the official link to buy The Jordan Pass, and here is a list of included attractions.

Even if you’re going with a tour, it’s still worth it to buy Jordan Pass because most tours do not include tickets to attractions or tourist visa costs.

Jordan Travel Tips

Buy a prepaid SIM card at the airport or in town – Zain is the major telco in Jordan. Data is affordable and SIM cards can be easily purchased at any Zain store. You can check the price list here. Keep in mind you need an unlocked phone for this SIM to work. In my experience, the SIM card worked flawlessly when I was there.

Dress appropriately – although Jordan is not exactly a super conservative country, it is still important to cover up and dress respectfully while you’re here. You don’t have to cover up from head to toe, just use common sense. Don’t wear very short shorts, short skirts, crop tops or sleeveless tops.

The Dead Sea in Jordan
Example of what I was wearing in Jordan

If you are visiting on a Friday, some traditional markets and shops might be closed during prayer time, as Friday is a holy day in the Muslim religion. However, big tourist destinations should still remain open so it will not affect your visit as much.

Getting out from Airport – to make things easier, you might prefer having someone pick you up – you can pre-book an airport transfer here. Otherwise, a taxi to Amman is a fixed price of JOD 22 – about US$31.

Is Jordan Safe?

Short answer: yes, absolutely!

Jordan borders Syria and Iraq, probably the two most antagonized countries in the 21st century. But, Jordan itself has always been a peaceful kingdom.

When I received an invitation from the Jordan Tourism Board, I personally did not hesitate to go. I did hide it from my family though – I told them I was flying alone to Jordan mere hours before the flight was scheduled to take off. That conversation did not go well, but I went on the trip anyway, and… spoiler alert, I was fine!

I can honestly say I have never felt threatened in my entire time in Jordan, even as I was walking by myself or walking around the city (jetlag hit me hard, so I went on a morning walk in Amman). There had been a few small-scale terrorist attacks in Jordan since 2016. I say you would run the same risk visiting major cities like London or Paris, which had also been subjected to terrorist attacks in recent years.

Exercise common sense and always be vigilant. Chances are you’ll be fine.

What food should I eat in Jordan?

I’m glad you asked because I have a whole post on food in Jordan here. Expect to have delicious falafels, hummus, tender meat with amazing spices, and more!

Hashem Restaurant
The amazing meal I had in Jordan!

8 Days in Jordan Itinerary

Okay, now that we got the important stuff out of the way – here is what I did during the 8 days I was in Jordan. You can take this as an example and build your own itinerary based on what you’re interested in.

  • Day 1: Arrive in Amman
  • Day 2: Explore Amman
  • Day 3: As-Salt – Day Trip from Amman
  • Day 4: Go to the dead sea
  • Day 5: Dana Nature Reserve
  • Day 6: Petra, The Rose City
  • Day 7: Wadi Rum, The Desert of Jordan
  • Day 8: Drive back to Amman and fly out

Day 1: Arrive in Amman

On the first day, arrive in Amman and settle down at your accommodation. Since this is your first day in Jordan, I recommend taking it easy. The area I would highly recommend exploring today is Jabal (mountain) Amman, a heritage district in Amman located on top of a hill that can be explored on foot.

Rainbow Street

Rainbow Street is a very nice area to walk around in the historic area of Jabal Amman. This street is filled with cafes, restaurants, and pubs.

I recommend checking out Al Quds Falafel for the BEST falafel sandwich you’d ever have, which is also the only item on the menu of this small stall. I wasn’t even feeling too hungry and I told Ramzi (my guide) that I was only going to eat half, but once I tasted the falafel sandwich, I knew I had to finish it.

Al Quds Falafel on Rainbow Street, Amman
Al Quds Falafel on Rainbow Street, Amman

I also recommend trying Gerard Ice Cream down the street if you still have some space. I recommend trying the Arabic flavor if they have it, which consists of crumbled pistachio and gum arabic made from acacia tree sap. The pistachio gave an amazing texture that really compliments the fragrance of gum arabic.

You can also visit Souk Jara, if you are there on a Friday. Souk Jara is an open-air flea market where you can find local products made by local artists. Another option is Trinitae, where you can find handmade soaps and dead sea mud beauty products – perfect for souvenirs.

Wild Jordan Center

From Rainbow Street, Wild Jordan Center is just a short walk away. Wild Jordan is a cultural center that doubles as a restaurant, but the best part of this place is that it’s perched on top of a cliff, and from the roof, you get a really nice overview of the Amman Citadel!

View of Amman from Wild Jordan
View of Amman from Wild Jordan

Dinner at Fakhreldin

Fakhreldin serves Lebanese cuisine in a very cozy yet elegant restaurant. If you feel like you’re stepping into someone’s house, that’s because you are! The restaurant ground used to be a house. It was originally built and constructed during the mid-20th century’s golden era by one of the Prime Ministers of Jordan before being turned into a restaurant in 1997.

At Fakhreldin, I had the Mezze appetizer and mixed grill as mains. Mezze consists of small dishes to taste, sort of like tapas in Spain, and I basically tasted everything that was put in front of me, including a really creamy Hummus and a dish of chicken liver with molasses – my personal fav.

By the way, I love the concept of Mezze so much that I had to write a dedicated post about it.

Mezze - aka Arabic tapas, endless array of food at Fakhreldin
Mezze – aka Arabic tapas, an endless array of food at Fakhreldin
Mixed Grill Mains at Fakhreldin
Mixed Grill Mains at Fakhreldin

Where to stay in Amman

La Locanda Boutique Hotel is a great option for Amman. I stayed here for the entire 3 days that I was in Amman. The hotel is conveniently located, breakfast was great and there is a convenience store down the street. Also, their breakfast was delicious!

Day 2: Explore Amman City

Today, we will take the time to explore more of Amman! You’ll see all the sights, cultural centers, and museums in the capital of Jordan.

Breakfast at Shams El Balad or Hashem Restaurant

Start your day off with breakfast at Shams El Balad or Hashem. Both are vegetarian restaurants serving traditional Jordanian fare that is well-loved by locals.

Shams El Balad feels more modern and upscale with its trendy location, whereas Hashem feels a bit more modest. But don’t be fooled – Hashem is the oldest restaurant in Jordan. The restaurant is loved by the Jordanian royalties as well.

Traditional Jordanian Breakfast: Manakish
Traditional Jordanian Breakfast: Manakish at Shams El Balad

Amman Citadel

After breakfast, make your way to the Amman Citadel, a historic site located in the center of downtown Amman.

View from Amman Citadel
View from Amman Citadel

You might not be expecting to see Roman structures here, at least I wasn’t, but that’s exactly what you’ll find here at the Amman Citadel.

The Citadel dated back to the days of Roman occupation over Amman in 162AD. You can explore the Temple of Hercules ruins, which includes some impressive Roman columns and a marble remnant of the hand of Hercules, and Ummayad Place. From the size of Hercules’ hand, it is speculated the statue once stood at 13m, making it one of the largest marble statues known to man.

Temple of Hercules at Amman Citadel
Temple of Hercules at Amman Citadel

Amman Citadel has been inhabited by many different cultures, including the Byzantine or Eastern Roman Empire, evidenced by the ruins of a Byzantine Church that was built in 550 AD.

You’ll also get to explore Ummayad Palace, a large palace complex built over the Roman structure, which is thought to have been built in 724-743 AD during the reign of Umayyad Caliph Hisham.

If you are interested more in artifacts and archeological sites found in Jordan, you can also go to Jordan Archaeological Museum, which is included with your Citadel entrance fee.

Roman Theater

At the foot of the Citadel is an impressive Roman Theater, yet another remnant of the Roman period in Amman. This theater was built in the 2nd century when the city was known as Philadelphia and seats about 6,000 people. Nowadays, the amphitheater is still used for concerts and other musical events.

Al Balad / Downtown Amman

From the Theater / Citadel area, you can walk to downtown Amman, the traditional market area in Amman where you can find anything. If you are visiting on a Friday though, shops might be closed during prayer time.

I recommend visiting Gold Souq, where you’ll find rows and rows of gold jewelry, and Habibah Sweets (try their Knafeh!)

Vintage Scraps at Downtown Amman
Vintage Scraps at Downtown Amman
Knafeh from Habiba in Downtown Amman
Knafeh from Habiba in Downtown Amman

Dinner at Shawarma Street

Shawarma Wrap is yet another middle eastern cuisine that is so delicious that it has been adopted all over the world. Shawarma is made by stacking slices of meat and fat onto a vertical spit, which will rotate and grill the meat for long hours – sometimes even an entire day. Once it is ready, the meat is shaved off with a large knife and collected at the bottom of the spit, before being made into a delicious wrap with onion, fresh vegetables, and Tahini sauce.

The Shawarma Street at Al-Fadl Ben Al-Hasan St on the 7th circle is popular among locals. It takes a bit of work to get there, about 20 minutes by car from downtown Amman, but if you want to see a real local scene then it’s worth it. This street consists of tiny shawarma stalls, with the most popular being Reem and Bashka.

Shaving meat off the vertical spit for Shawarma wrap
Shaving meat off the vertical spit for Shawarma wrap
A lamb shawarma wrap at the Shawarma street in Amman
A lamb shawarma wrap at Shawarma street in Amman

Nafisa Sweets at 7th Circle

If you decide to come out to Shawarma street, then make sure you stop by Nafisa too! Nafisa is a famous Arabic sweet shop, and the one thing to get here is Knafeh, a Syrian dessert made with cheese and ground cashew, and pistachio. This one is a real show-stopper, especially if you happen to catch a fresh batch. They are baked daily on the spot.

There are clear windows where you can watch all the action in the kitchen from outside of the shop, so it makes the trip super fun.

Knafeh, a syrian desert that is popular in Arab countries
Knafeh, a Syrian desert that is popular in Arab countries

Day 3: Day Trip from Amman to As-Salt or Jerash

Now that we’ve explored Amman, it’s time to get out of the city for a bit. For a day trip, I recommend visiting either As-Salt or Jerash. If you loved the Roman ruins at the citadel, you’ll want to check out Jerash. But if you want to see more markets and Jordanian culture, you can head to As-Salt.

I went to As-Salt to explore the markets. As-Salt, sometimes referred to as just Salt, is an ancient city just an hour away from Amman. It used to be the regional capital during the days of the Ottoman Empire, serving as the trading hub. Nowadays, you can enjoy visiting the traditional souks (markets) for some food, shopping, and handicrafts. It’s very doable to make this a day trip from Jordan.

A Souk (Market) at the historical city As-Salt
A Souk (Market) at the historical city As-Salt

You can visit Abu Jaber Museum to learn about the history of As-Salt. It is a small museum, so it won’t take you long to get through. From there, the Hammam Street Market is within walking distance, where you can get lost and wander around for a few hours.

Day 4: The Dead Sea

You cannot visit Jordan without dipping your feet in The Dead Sea. The beach area accessible to tourists is only an hour away from Amman by car.

Floating on the Dead Sea
Floating on the Dead Sea

Most of the beach is lined up by five-star resorts, but if you don’t want to stay in these resorts, you can go to one of the public beaches. They charge an entrance fee of 8-20 JOD per person. However, I’ve read mixed reviews about the public beaches as it tends to be dirty and the facilities are not great. If you are only planning to stay for a few hours, then the public beach is probably ok, but if you’re planning to stay for an entire day, then booking a resort might be your best bet.

Whichever option you choose, here are some tips and what to expect at the dead sea:

  • The feeling of floating on the ocean was a strange feeling, but great! You don’t have to try very hard to stay afloat and it feels like you are lying on top of pool floaties.
  • You probably won’t be staying in the water too long, since the water is extremely salty. For me, I found that my skin started getting tingly and itchy after about 5 minutes so I had to get out.
  • If you are at the resort, they might have the dead sea mud ready for you to apply to your skin. Try this! The minerals contained in the mud are supposed to be very beneficial for your skin.
  • Wash off right after you get out before using the towels, or else you’ll find salt in your towel later on.
  • Don’t wear light colored swimsuit. The sand is very fine and might get stuck in the suit.

Where to stay in The Dead Sea

I stayed at Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea, which was such an amazing (and massive!) resort. There are multiple pools, luxurious spas, and a private section to the dead sea just for resort guests. And of course, their facilities are top-notch. It was so well worth it!

My hotel room balcony at the Kempinski Ishtar
My hotel room balcony at the Kempinski Ishtar
A refreshing glass of Limonana at Kempinski Ishtar
A refreshing glass of Limonana at Kempinski Ishtar

Day 5: Dana Biosphere Nature Reserve

From the Dead Sea, continue your way down south. We made a slight detour into the mountains to visit Dana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan’s biggest nature reserve at 308 square kilometers. Dana stands out as it houses a large diversity of plants, birds, and mammals.

On our way up to Dana Nature Reserve
On our way up to Dana Nature Reserve
Fantastic Sunset at Dana Nature Valley
Fantastic Sunset at Dana Nature Valley

If you love nature, you’re in for a treat. We stayed in Dana for camping – although personally, I would call this “glamping” since the camps are already built and there are even beds inside. You can hike around the nature reserve or visit Dana Village, which is said to have been occupied since 4000 BC.

Olives for breakfast in Dana
Olives for breakfast in Dana

Where to stay in Dana

Rummana Campsite is where I stayed in Dana Nature Reserve in the mountains. Both the nature reserve and the drive up there were absolutely beautiful! You cannot park your car near the camps as it is inside the nature reserve, but you can leave it at the visitor center. The staff of the campsite will pick you up from there.

Day 6: Petra, the Rose City

Finally, the site of what Jordan is best known for – Petra the Rose City. The Nabatean ancient city Petra has become the ultimate symbol of Jordan, and it’s really no surprise why – everything there was majestic. It looked like I was on a set of an Indiana Jones movie! Well, actually, I wasn’t too far off – Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade were filmed here!

Petra city from the above
Petra city from the above

I checked off my second Jordan bucket list here, which is to see The Treasury (Al-Khazneh). To get here, you first walk the 1.2km long Siq, a narrow gorge that serves as the entrance to Petra. I was brimming with anticipation, and at about 20 minutes in I started to wonder if we were ever going to get there.

But Ramzi, my tour guide, was one hell of a guide and he knew how to build up the excitement. That reveal of The Treasury at the end of the Siq was magical! This is why I recommend going with him at Jordan Allure Tours. The walk would have been just another regular walk if it wasn’t for him.

One of my bucket list: The Treasury at Petra
One things to check off of the bucket list: The Treasury at Petra
A required picture from The Treasury
A required picture from The Treasury with me for scale
Meeting a bunch of Jack Sparrows at Petra
Meeting a bunch of Jack Sparrows at Petra

Another must-see at Petra is The Monastery (Ad Deir). This one takes a bit more work to get to as it’s located almost at the end of the city, but it’s worth it! It’s a LOT larger than the treasury. You can see the scale of it from this photo below – I’m somewhere in the photo in case you didn’t notice!

The Monastery at Petra Jordan
The Monastery at Petra Jordan – Can you spot me?

I recommend spending two days here because the place is massive and there is so much to see in Petra.

Petra is only open from 6 am and closes at 6 pm. However, you can come back and visit Petra by Night for a view of the treasury, lit by candlelight. Petra by Night is held every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 to 10:30 PM. The ticket costs 17 JOD.

Where to stay in Petra

Petra is located near a town called Wadi Musa, and that is where all the accommodations and restaurants are located. Staying overnight inside the Petra area itself is illegal, so please do not attempt that. It would be a very silly way to get yourself into trouble in a foreign country.

Mövenpick Resort Petra was where I stayed and it really doesn’t get any better than this hotel in terms of location. It is literally right across the entrance of Petra, which makes it very convenient if you plan to come back and see Petra at night.

Day 7: Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum is a desert filled with sandstones that are taller than some of the skyscrapers in Singapore. Due to the extreme terrain that makes it look extraterrestrial, it was chosen to be the set for movies like The Martian and Lawrence of Arabia.

Long winding rocky road, on the way to Wadi Rum from Petra
Long winding rocky road, on the way to Wadi Rum from Petra

In Wadi Rum, you can take a desert tour which takes you on a 4WD around the desert. I highly recommend this, since it’s not really possible to see the desert otherwise – you definitely cannot walk or take a regular vehicle.

Jordan Wadi Rum
Jean climbing up one of the sandstones in Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum, Valley of the Moon
Wadi Rum, Valley of the Moon

One of the stops at the tour was a Camel camp, and I was so amused as it was only the second time I had ever seen a camel (the first time being at Uluru, Australia)

Camel camp in Wadi Rum, Jordan
Camel camp in Wadi Rum, Jordan

I also highly recommend going on a camel ride to see the sunset. The sunset in the desert was absolutely beautiful. Be careful when going on a camel ride though, make sure you maintain your balance so you don’t get thrown off the camel. I, fortunately, did not get thrown off but there were moments where I felt like I could have fallen off too!

Where to stay in Wadi Rum

Captain’s Desert Camp is such a cool accommodation. You get to stay in a traditional Bedouin-style camp in the middle of the desert. They also do BBQ at night, and even cooked Zarb, a Bedouin BBQ cooked underground, which was one of my most memorable meals in Jordan.

An old man playing Bedouin guitar
An old man playing Bedouin guitar
Zarb - Bedouin BBQ cooked underground
Zarb – Bedouin BBQ cooked underground

Day 8: Drive Back to Amman and fly out

And finally, your stay in Jordan has come to an end. The drive back to Amman from Wadi Rum took approximately 4 hours, so keep this in mind when booking your flight.

My flight was at midnight, so I stayed at a hotel near the airport for a little while before flying out. I had a terrible experience at the hotel though, so I am not going to recommend staying there. If you have more time before your flight like me, I suggest visiting Amman again to see anything you might have missed.

What else can I do in Jordan?

Will 8 days be enough in Jordan? It could be. I personally wish I had more time in Jordan. I mean, I did get to see the best of Jordan in the 8 days that I was there, but it felt rushed and I missed out on things like Jerash and visiting the Red Sea.

If I were to have a do-over, I would have extended my stay to at least 12 days. Here are some places I would visit, in addition to the itinerary above:

  • Aqaba (1 day) – I love diving and I have heard so much about the red sea, so this is definitely on my bucket list.
  • Jerash (1 day) – This historical city houses the best-preserved Roman ruins outside of Italy
  • Wadi Mujib (1 day) – This site is best known for canyoning and water sports. Totally right up my alley! It’s too bad I had no time, even though we stopped by to see the entrance to the canyoning site. It looked amazing.
  • One more day in Petra – I would allocate 2 days in Petra since the site is spread apart and there is just so much to see there.
  • Jerusalem and Bethlehem – It’s possible to do a day trip to see Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Amman. However, be mindful that they are located in a different country than Jordan and you need to have obtained a specific Jordanian visa to be able to do the border crossing. Please check with your tour guide!

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  1. Salwa says

    Hi Melissa
    Wow thank you so much for the information.. I’m going to Jordan end of April on my own .. I will be there for 9 days ..
    I will take your advice and use the tour agent you recommended..
    they will help with of the days??
    Transportation and accommodation?

    Bless you thank you again

    • Melissa says

      Hey Salwa, yes typically the tours will organise everything for you including food, temptations and hotels

  2. Hi Melissa – great post! Did you use Jordan Allure tours for your entire stay in Jordan? Did they drive you from one place to another?

  3. Adrian says

    Hi Melissa,

    This post is so informative for my Jordan Trip.
    Was wondering did you get any Jordan Dinar in Malaysia before flying to Amman? If yes, where did you get it?
    If not, do you only get it upon reaching Amman?


    • Melissa says

      Hey Adrian, I live in Singapore. Was not able to find it here, so I brought USD and exchanged in Amman.

  4. Melissa HG says

    Wonderful review and super helpful for our family planning to Jordan. Thank you for sharing

  5. Pompa says

    Hi Melissa,

    Thank you for your post. It will help me a lot to plan my travel. I only have one question if you could help me with that.
    Is that place ok to travel for Senior citizen? I am planning to take my mother, so want to know if there are any provisions for them as they definitely won’t be able to walk too much.

    • Melissa says

      Hey Pompa, if you hired a tour, it should be fine. But in places like Petra it might be difficult since it does require a lot of walking. You could ride a donkey so that could be an option for her?

  6. Bibi Rahman says

    I came across your post at the perfect timing. I am planning a trip to Jordan in October and wasn’t sure how many days will suffice, but after reading your blog, I am going to book 14 days. The fact that you posted this was recently updated, made me even more excited and eager to book my trip. Thank you for sharing your insights and recommendations – especially the Jordan Pass details. 🙂

  7. SAI MANOJ BABU says

    Hi Melissa,

    This is an awesome review that is going to help me plan my Jordan trip in 2 weeks. Nicely covered from all angles.

  8. shawkat ali says

    Hi Melissa,

    Really loved your review and the detail of your visit in Jordan.
    Can you please suggest the exact night accommodations as per this 8 days schedule? Is it like
    Day 1,2,3: Amman
    Day 4: Red Sea
    Day 5: Dana
    Day 6,7: Petra
    Day: fly off

    please correct me if I have missed anything.
    thanks again for your great review. much appreciated

  9. Joanne says

    I just want to ask what month did you go to Jordan and what’s the best time to go to Jordan. Thank you.

  10. Dr Jam Travels says

    I am visiting Jordan in 10 days and this post is going to help me plan things and make my life easier 🙂

  11. André Gonçalves says

    Hello Melissa! That’s a great post! I am really happy to have booked a trip to Jordan next may 🙂

    I would like to ask you something: how did you get around in Amman? By taxi or on foot?

    And how did you ger from Amman to Dead Sea and so on? Did you pay a transfer?

    Thank you very much! I will definitely follow your food tips hehehe

    • Melissa says

      Hi Andre, Amman downtown you can get around by foot, but you do need to take a taxi sometimes since the area is big. From Amman to Dead Sea, you do need to pay a transfer. I got a private driver since I had limited time in Jordan!

      • Christine tan says

        Hi Melissa may I have your contact of the private driver. BTW how much is it? Tks again

  12. Yaso says

    Hey, your blog post has just blown me away. I am a student and would love to travel to Jordan, too! Can you tell me what kind of travel expenses I can expect – considering I would want to do a trip similar to yours?
    Thanks in Advance!

  13. Hi there,
    Thanks for the guide.
    Just a question, how can I get a reliable tour guide / driver?
    I’m going to travel Jordan next month with my family.

  14. Andreea says

    Hi Melissa,

    Just wanted to say that yours was the best, most relevant and informative blog post I found about travelling in Jordan. Super helpful, big thumbs up from me.

  15. Irene Karlzohn says

    SabaH al-khayr
    Thanks for yourr interesting Blog Report. I am a freguent traveler to Jordan and I am not sure I agree with some statements.
    I don’t think all Palestinians in Jordan would agree the Knuafe originates from Syria, but from Nablus in Palestine.
    The photo decribing the road to Wadi Rum is not correct. The road om the photo is located in Little Petra / Beidha, another interesting place to visit 3km north of Petra.
    Last comment, the photo mentioning the beduin dish is probably not zarb. I do not they serve rice with zarb. The photo, to me, would be mansaf.

    Many thanks for your information om Jordan, which I agree is a safe and friendly country.

    • Melissa Hie says

      Thanks Irene for the information! I can confirm the dish is definitely Zarb, or at least that’s what I’ve been told by the people in the camp.

      • Firas says

        You are definitely right Melissa, it is Zarb. I’m Jordanian I assume I would know both dishes since we eat both of them at least once a week ;). But in regard to the Kunafa, I agree that it originally is a Palestinian desert, and it’s full name is Kunafa Nabulseyya, meaning from Nablus, a city in Palestine.
        Thank you very much for the informative post. Keep up the good work.

  16. Novidgp says

    Awesome!!! I love ur post and photo. I hope that I can be traveller like u hehehe.

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