This week, I’m in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for a week of adventure. The last time I was here, Jordan blew my mind away with its extraordinary landscapes, rich culture and good food. To me, the journey to Jordan felt like a less-trodden path in comparison to Egypt and Israel. A pity we had spent so little time in Jordan – I promised myself I would return someday to dig a little deeper so I’m thrilled to be back here exploring a bit more of Jordan.
I’ve just arrived in Amman, the capital of Jordan, ready to get reacquainted with this country. On my way here, I was slightly nervous – feeling as though I was about to reunite with an ex-lover. Would Jordan be as amazing as I’d remember it to be? Or would it disappoint?
The minute I arrived, I knew I didn’t have to worry. The Arabic scribbles, the chaotic traffic, the smiles of the people and colors of its food told me I was at the right place. Beautiful memories came flooding back, leaving me craving for more.
As a guest of the Jordan Tourism Board, I’ll be traipsing around the entire country and experiencing both its major highlights and offbeat corners. From Amman, we headed to the historic city of Jerash to visit its impressive display of Roman ruins before crossing the majestic Ma’in Valley to get to the hot springs esconced within. Over the week, we’ll be hiking through the Dana Nature Reserve, staying at a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum, floating at the Dead Sea and diving to the depths of the Red Sea. I’ll be reporting back shortly, in the meantime, here are a few of the snapshots I took today – enjoy!
An oval-shaped plaza in the ancient ruins of Jerash.
Hot spring waterfalls at Ma’in
Stylish wooden furnishing at the Evason Six Senses Ma’in