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Wadi Rum, Jordan

5 Interesting Facts About Jordan

  • In Jordan you can find the lowest point on Earth (on dry land) 
  • Jordan is home to one of the New 7 Wonders of the World 
  • 75% of the country of Jordan is covered by a desert 
  • Unlike other countries of the Middle East, Jordan has no own oil and gas reserves 
  • Jordan has never been Jordan 

A Few Days in Jordan

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Good to know before you travel to Jordan

1. They will try to squeeze any cent out of you

When the local people see a tourist they are like bees to honey. Once you come to Jordan, you will immediately feel like a magnet. Like never before. It's surely not that there are no other tourists coming to the country

2. Taxi drivers are really obtrusive

I guess unfair behavior of taxi drivers is apparently common all around the world, you have to be prepared for that and as trevellers should avoid them as much as possible. In Jordan, not only are they sneaky, but also very annoying. Very annoying. But here is my experience - if nothing else before works, being straigtforward and rude to them seems to work here 😀

3. Hitch-hiking is too easy

Although the taxi drivers will try to convince you that people don't give lifts here, Jordan is my 31st visited country, and I can asure you that anywhere else it wasn't as easy as it was here. I would say too easy. In most cases you don't even need to make any effort at all. We hitch/hiked throughout the whole country  (except for the faupaux at the very beginning), and I guess the average waiting time was around 30 seconds.

Once we got out of the car at an intersection as the driver was continuing in a different direction, and we hardly closed the door and another car stopped for us.

The Most Popular Places of Jordan