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Photo by Sherry Ott

Despite being surrounded by warring countries, Jordan has managed to retain all the stately grandeur of a country carved out by ancient history. Virtually every place you set your feet in this desert kingdom has a story, whether it be mythical, religious, political or historical. And some places, like the ancient archaeological site at Petra, have elements of all. Carved into the red-rock of the desert, the towering buildings at Petra have been called one of the most important properties of man's cultural identity. Also take a peek at some of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Amman and marvel at the sand structures of Wadi Rum, where years of wind has turned the desert sand into delicately layered pillars and dunes.

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“First Impressions of Jordan”

I peered out the plane window and saw the brown, uninhabited landscape which made the aerial view of Nebraska look like a metropolis.; what would this land new country be like? I arrived in Jordan sleepless, and worked my way through the visa queue easil… Read more...

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“Acts of kindness in Jordan”

Expect to be questioned when you go to Jordan.Of course you will be questioned by your friends and family as to why you would go to the Middle East, but you will most definitely be questioned by the locals when you arrive in Jordan. You will stand out as… Read more...

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Surprisingly Expensive

I was surprised how expensive Jordan was... not only is the exchange rate about that of the Euro, the entrance to Petra was about 60Jd with no student discount. You can get around that by spending the night in Jordan which brings the price down to 30Jd.

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Thanks for letting us know. It's a good tip for people to be aware of.

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