Jordan

I arrived in Aqaba Jordan April 21st 2008 by boat from Egypt. I stayed in Aqaba for two nights at the Jordan Flower Hotel for 10JD a night. From Aqaba I took a bus to Wadi Musa (Petra) and stayed at the Orient Gate Hotel for 10JD a night, which I don't recommend this hotel Continue Reading ...

Umm Qais rests in the northwest corner of Jordan, a area with spectacular views of The Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights. The site of Umm Qais is the site of a Roman City and an Ottoman-era village. It's said, that in this area is where Jesus healed the two men that were lepers Continue Reading ...

Jerash, the second most visited site in Jordan, is a momentous site of history. Jerash was a major settlement and city during the Roman period. This area of Jordan has been inhabited by humans for the last 6500 years because of its idea location, and a water supply all year long. After the conquest of Continue Reading ...

Irbid is the second largest town in Jordan and the most northern; it is a good place to base yourself to visit the northern sites such as Jerash. My plan is to take a bus to Jerash and to Aijun tomorrow. In Aijun there is an impressive castle, built by the Arabs, during the Crusader Continue Reading ...

The area of Amman that was first inhabited was of the Ammonites which was descendants of Lot and his Daughter. Rabbath-Ammon was the powerful capital of the Ammonites which was on one of the highest hills just up from the city center of Amman. During the Roman period Amman was called Philadelphia, and was also Continue Reading ...

An Update: I am planning on heading north to Irbid tomorrow. For now it looks like Lebanon is out. It sure is strange how they start having problems right when the travel season is starting. If you take notice they always seem to have problems at the time when tourism is at its height. I Continue Reading ...

The Capital of Jordan with a population of about 2 million people, I have found it to be very diverse. With a city center on the poorer level and the same old type of infrastructure, along with the west side of Amman to be a complete contrast with designer clothing stores, all the fast food Continue Reading ...

I arrived yesterday in Amman by bus and gradually found the city center. Amman is certainly a city that has a major modern side, along with a conservative, poor side. Although, there is no comparison to Cairo. Amman is very clean without any smog. Couch-surfing really is a special provision. There are parts of Amman Continue Reading ...

Today I will be heading to Amman. I do have a couch-surfing situation set up for three nights. Surprising enough, the person won't even be in the house, so I will have to house to myself. I am just going to take it easy and rest up from traveling so fast, it has been a Continue Reading ...

I just added over a 250 pictures to Shutterfly. For some reason the slide show stopped working. I will try to fix the problem - for now visit this link to view pictures of Jordan.Yesterday I did a day trip around the Jordan valley, I hooked up with a French girl who is in school Continue Reading ...

I have found Madaba to be a very interesting place. Certainly a town that is easy going and known for its superb, historically significant Byzantine era mosaics. I must say the mosaics are of beautiful artwork. Very stunning mosaics made from very small stone. I, of course, don't support the images they produce that are Continue Reading ...

A Major Update: I have had some major developments happen lately. First I have a couch-surfing situation for a few nights when I get to Amman. In Karak I met two American women, one who has been living in Beirut since August. They rented a car for their holiday here in Jordan and were heading Continue Reading ...

I arrived in Karak today. I was in Dana for two nights. A wonderful little stone village from the 15th century, a beautiful area to visit. The hotel was very relaxed and I met some very nice people. I will be staying in Karak for three days and then off to Madaba for three or Continue Reading ...

Day two was much more fascinating then the first day. I certainly recommend to take at least two days to visit Petra. This morning I headed for the High Place of Sacrifice, I again decided to take a donkey up. My lungs took a beating climbing Mount Sinai, I have never really had strong lungs Continue Reading ...

I decided to head to Petra, the reason being is because on the weekends many people come down to Aqaba because of the sea. When I did arrive the hotel did say that they were booked starting on Thursday night, plus the price goes up. All the other hotels were charging to much or were Continue Reading ...

Well the exit out of Egypt was a joke which I did expect. At the ticket office I met a Japanese women, an Australian guy, and a very comical, super cool guy from Los Angels, we all decided to hook up for the trip to Jordan. The American guy and I got a long great Continue Reading ...