Thursday, November 15, 2007

Welcome to Jordan

Jordanians are either extremely warm and friendly folks or they (young and old) have been trained effectively in growing tourism within the country. "Welcome to Jordan" is the phrase you will hear from everyone including little children on the street to a police official.

Mona and I were fortunate to visit Jordan for several days earlier this month (the reason for my conspicuous absence from this blog). Jordan is a wonderful country where history rules, there is stress-free chaos and people are warm and welcoming. Petra (one of the wonders of the world) was the main highlight of our visit and well worth it. But we managed to pack quite a bit in a few short days. We had a chance to float in the Dead Sea, view the incredible mosaics in the city of Madaba and live the history in the ancient city of Jerash. Amman was an interesting city where finding your way around (if you are driving) is an interesting experience.

This was our first visit to a country in the Middle East and we will back for more.

1 comment:

Debbie Ann said...

Sounds great. I've never been to the Middle East. Was it expensive? Do people get around by autos? or is it more like rent your own car?

Anyway, thanks for the post, it is inspiring.