Amman is a dynamic contrast of the old and the new, with markets, traditional coffee shops, and artisans mingling with modern architecture, smart restaurants, hotels, and hip galleries.
The downtown area features a beautiful view of the magisterial Citadel and its magnificent Roman ruins, museum, mosques, coffee shops, and souqs.
The quintessential dessert: it’s sandy; it’s hot during the day; it drops in temperature after dark; it’s moody; it’s got carved gorges; and it’s home to the Beduoin.
What makes it a must-do is that it’s one of the easiest ways to get a glimpse into life in a desert while doing it in a safe way.
Petra is truly a special place and has stories in carved into the rock walls that echo through the snaking labyrinth as you make your way into the hidden city.
The short answer is yes. Like my time in Egypt, the media blows things out of proportion when it comes to the Middle East.