Maintaining a tenuous balance

The Red Sea AqabaImage from Journey the West Bank

Jordan is a relatively small semi-arid almost landlocked country with a population numbering at 9.5 million and as the wars rage all around, Jordan sits in the middle playing all sides while trying to maintain it’s own sovereignty and religious / ethnic diversity.

Visit Amman, the port of Aqaba on the Red Sea, a hub of international trade. Visit the Dead Sea and the ruins of ancient Petra which is famous as a setting in several movies in addition to its once being an important regional city.

Much of Jordan’s more dramatic scenery requires a 4×4 vehicle and a driver or guide

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