The Kingdom of Jordan is a country at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe.  I have often looked at pictures and longed to visit.  The pictures are beautiful and Queen Rania is an inspiration.

What do I want to do in Jordan?  First of all, I want to hike!  There seem to be many hiking tours available.  The longer the hike and the more places I can hike to, the more I’m interested.

Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum is a desert landscape with 25,000 petroglyphs (rock carvings), 20,000 inscriptions, and 154 archaeological sites.  Fascinating!  I want to sleep under the stars and ride a camel again.

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Petra

Dating back to 300 BC, Petra is an archaeological site containing tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs.  Also known as the “Rose City”, the Al Khazneh is a temple with an ornate, Greek-style facade.

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Dead Sea

I floated in the Dead Sea from the Israel side and want to do it again from the Jordan side.  The Dead Sea is a salt lake bordered by Jordan, Israel and the West Bank.  The lake’s surface is 430.5 metres below sea level, making its shores the lowest land-based elevation on Earth.

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Amman

Exploring the capital city of Amman will be a joy.

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