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Jordan

July 2013

An Arab kingdom in Asia. Jordan borders Saudi Arabia to the south and east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and Israel to the west whom they also share control of the Dead Sea. Modern Jordan is classified as a country of "medium human development".

Most people only spend a day in Jordan, visiting it's ancient historical site - Petra. This now comes with a pricey tag, which you can skip by spending the night. We chose to do this in nearby Aqaba

  • The Lost City of Petra: Sublime Sandstone Sanctuary

    The Lost City of Petra: Sublime Sandstone Sanctuary

    Jordan

    Looking up at the legendary “Treasury”, the intimidating hand-carved façade shaded from the scorching mid-day desert sun by the surrounding sandstone cliff, it was easy to understand why it belonged in the New Seven Wonders. One word could only describe it: wow.