Post

Stamps are available from souvenir shops where postcards are sold, and there are postboxes around towns. Letters posted from Jordan take up to two weeks to reach Australia and the US, but often as little as three or four days to the UK and Europe. Every town has a post office, but parcels are best sent from Amman or Aqaba. For more detailed postal information, Jordan Post (www.jordanpost.com.jo) has an informative website.

Reliable courier companies include FedEx (www.fedex.com/jo), which has an office in Amman, and DHL (www.dhl.com), which has offices in Amman and Aqaba.