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Jordan Trip Report (Subtitle: Nothing is ever Easy)

by /bio/esme-travels »

Hi --

Just published my travelogue from my Jordan (and Israel) April (2012) trip:




·      Stay at the Marriott Dead Sea Resort (request a corner room with a patio) and float in the Dead Sea

·      Stay at the Feynan Ecolodge (one-of-a-kind gem) and hike the Dana Biosphere Reserve

·      Rent a vehicle – it’s the easiest way to get around and the driving is easy (unless you’re crossing Wadi Namla). Rent a 4x4 vehicle if you’re crossing Wadi Namla

·      Gas up often: gas stations aren’t plentiful

·      Jordanian men are very good-looking. Not so much advice, here – just my commentary

·      Obviously, see Petra. The 800-step climb up to see The Monastery is worth it

·      Book a camel ride at Wadi Rum – but I recommend keeping it short as the bouncing gets old


·      Obtain an advance visa if you’re crossing at Allenby/King Hussein Bridge (between Jordan and Israel). You can obtain an onsite visa at the other two bridges