I can’t say I’m too thrilled about finally wrapping up my coverage of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
From Jerash to the Dead Sea to Petra to Wadi Rum to Amman, it was an adventure like none other and I’m just a little sad to leave it in the rear view mirror.
Before I started, I listed the Jordan I thought I knew - whatever it was I learned from Indiana Jones, really. Jordan was much more than that, of course. My visit was like stepping into a time machine and seeing sites that have scarcely changed in thousands of years.
My goal in visiting and writing about Jordan was to provide you with a glimpse into the food, heritage and culture of an amazing country that ideally would be a departure from coverage you’ve seen in the past. Visit Jordan does such a bang up job of inviting bloggers and travel writers to experience their country, I’ve heard that folks think they’ve seen it all if they’ve already read posts from other bloggers who’ve gone before me.
But if I learned anything from my trip, aside from how much I am obsessed with hummus and warm flatbread, it’s that no matter how many posts you read, you’ll always find your own unique stories in Jordan.
So I hope you’ve learned something new and have seen fabulous Jordan in a way that maybe you hadn’t before. And I hope you’re as inspired to visit for the first time as I am to return.
I’m still open to a job digging up ruins at Petra… anyone want to hire me? I’ve got my own shovel.
As always, I put together a destination recap video highlighting the country. I have to say, this is one of my favorite videos I’ve ever cut. Let’s just say it’s a good thing I can laugh at myself… somehow this video makes it look like I’m not that much of an adventurer at all!
Where I stayed in Jordan
Top Posts from Jordan
A big, big shukran (thank you!) goes out to Visit Jordan, the hotels who hosted me and of course Ibrahim & Rami, my guide and driver. If you’re going to Jordan and need a duo to tote you around, get in touch and I’ll share their contact info.
Now I’m curious – what did you like best about the Jordan stories? The funny ones, the serious ones… maybe you liked my poem? (It’s ok if you didn’t…. it was pretty bad!)
As always, thanks for coming along on the adventure! Up next… Israel!