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  • Video: 5 reasons to hike the Jordan Trail

    Video: 5 reasons to hike the Jordan Trail

    June 23rd, 2017Colt St. George
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    Despite being a safe country with no shortage of breathtaking historical sites, friendly people and some of the world’s most stunning wilderness, Jordan is often overlooked by travellers. However a new thru-hiking route, the Jordan Trail, is attracting a wave of adventurers from around the globe. Here are five reasons you need to make the hike:

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  • Rediscovering Jordan: why the time to go is now

    Rediscovering Jordan: why the time to go is now

    June 22nd, 2017Sarah Reid
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    It’s one of the world’s top adventure destinations yet, in recent years, tourists have been eschewing Jordan due to widespread unease about travelling in the region. But while the country has struggled to maintain its reputation as a safe oasis in more dangerous surrounds, it is still ranked by the World Economic Forum as one of the safer... Read more »

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  • 12 of the most beautiful places in the Middle East

    12 of the most beautiful places in the Middle East

    November 16th, 2016Gavin Thomas
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    The Middle East is a paradox. Located at the cultural crossroads between east and west, the region nowadays tends to make headlines for all the wrong reasons, but also served as one of the major cradles of human civilization and birthplace of the world’s three great monotheisms. Myriad stunning mementoes of the region’s cosmopolitan and... Read more »

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  • Middle Eastern majesty: 17 beautiful pictures of Jordan

    Middle Eastern majesty: 17 beautiful pictures of Jordan

    October 31st, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    We chose Jordan as one of the top destinations to visit in 2016, and after looking at these stunning photographs from Picfair‘s best photographers, you’ll understand why. From the wonders of the ancient city of Petra to the barren desert and vast Dead Sea, it’s a beautiful country to explore. Here are 17 stunning pictures to inspire your... Read more »

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  • Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

    Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

    August 27th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    French novelist Gustave Flaubert once said: “Travelling makes one modest – you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world”. With this in mind, here are twenty daunting and spectacular places around the world that might make you feel a little small. Easter Island, Chile A trip to see Easter Island’s moai lined up on... Read more »

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  • The most spectacular deserts around the world

    The most spectacular deserts around the world

    June 16th, 2014Helen Abramson
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  • The world’s most epic cycle routes

    The world’s most epic cycle routes

    April 15th, 2014Greg Dickinson
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  • Things not to miss in Jordan

    Things not to miss in Jordan

    January 1st, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Despite its natural beauty and vast array of historical sites, Jordan welcomes only a fraction of the visitors to the Middle East. When many think of Jordan, they picture camels and deserts – which admittedly make up 85 percent of its land mass – but this is also a country of mountains, beaches, castles and churches, with a welcoming... Read more »

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  • Blazing a trail at Dana Nature Reserve, Jordan

    Blazing a trail at Dana Nature Reserve, Jordan

    October 4th, 2013Matthew Teller
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    When you think of eco-friendly travel, the Middle East might not immediately spring to mind. In environmental terms, the region is a disaster, characterized by a general lack of awareness of the issues and poor – if any – legislative safeguards. But Jordan is quietly working wonders, and the impact in recent years of the... Read more »

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  • Walking the Siq to Petra

    Walking the Siq to Petra

    October 3rd, 2013Matthew Teller
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    Tucked away between parallel rocky ranges in southern Jordan, Petra is awe-inspiring. Popular but rarely crowded, this fabled site could keep you occupied for half a day or half a year: you can roam its dusty tracks and byways for miles in every direction. Petra was the capital of the Nabateans, a tribe originally from Arabia who traded with,... Read more »

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  • Bedouin camping at Wadi Rum, Jordan

    Bedouin camping at Wadi Rum, Jordan

    October 1st, 2013Matthew Teller
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    This excerpt from Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth sees one intrepid Rough Guides writer experience a night to remember… My Bedouin guide settled forward over his ribaba, a simple traditional stringed instrument. As he drew the bow to and fro, the mournful, reedy music seemed to fill the cool night air, echoing... Read more »

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