Petra: secrets of Jordan’s lost city
Vast stacks of sandstone loom over the arid valley of Wadi Musa like giant handfuls of sun-baked clay. But even in this parched landscape, there are places where the sun casts no light...
Places in Jordan
Amman is a modern Arab city rather than one of the great cultural centres of the Middle East; it has never rivalled Damascus or Cairo as a grand Islamic city of antiquity. For those arriving from Syria or Egypt it can, depending on your perspective, feel either refreshingly or disappointingly modern and Westernised. Residents talk openly of two Ammans.
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The cosmopolitan crossroads of the Middle East
Paris has the Champs Elysees, London has Oxford Street and New York has Fifth Avenue...
Much of the time, visitors to Jordan follow in the footsteps of Indiana Jones -- rushing straight to the Treasury and Monastery tombs that bookend the ancient Nabataean city of Petra...
Journeying through Jordan by car
Jordan is probably not the first country to spring to mind if you’re thinking about taking a road trip, but there’s a multitude of reasons why this Middle Eastern gem is worth exploring by car...
Destination at a glance: Jordan
Buffeted on all sides by the conflicts in Iraq and Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Jordan could be forgiven for cursing its luck...