jordan - Rob Padowski

about jordan:

As a visitor to Jordan for merely 50+ hours, I truly cannot give an honest assessment of the country. While I would have loved to have seen Amman and spent more time in the country as a whole, the main focus was to see Petra. And it delivered ...

If you ever have the opportunity to visit, definitely take an extra day (or more) to explore Petra on your own as all you really see is the Treasury with a group. The vast majority of guests swoop in for a day and sadly have 3 hours to experience this majestic place. On our solo day we hiked a long and sweaty 22+ KM, but were handsomely rewarded reaching the Monastery ...

For the second night we stayed at a "Bedouin" camp in Wadi Rum in the south. While the landscapes were amazing (they filmed Star Wars, Lawrence of Arabia, etc. there), it felt a bit disconnected and more touristic than anything, and not really my style ...

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