E nglish. Be aware that English is not a widely written nor spoken language in Jordan. Prepare to mime (like in charades) or keep a handy book of Arabic survival phrases at all times. If you can afford an English-speaking tour guide, hire Raed from Petra Nights Tour.
F auna and Flora. Take pleasure in long, silent road trips - and you will be amazed at how many delightful things you can find. Donkeys, camels, sheep, and horses are a common sight around Jordan. Meanwhile, cedar, eucalyptus trees, pine trees, fig trees, apple trees, pomegranates, and grapes surround the front and back yards of most houses. To someone who grew up climbing mango and santol trees and munching guava, kamias and tamarind, these sights are rare gems.
G reek Orthodox Monastery of St. John the Baptist. Stop by this church to get a glimpse of religious fine arts and souvenirs. In every discovery, there is a true story: we actually went to this chapel to revive our parched soles scorched by the midday heat as we were exploring the Jordan River.
H igh Place of Sacrifice. As the name suggests, the High Place of Sacrifice is a mountain summit at Petra offering a grand view of the vast rose red city. This open-air altar made by Nabataeans is only accessible after climbing up terrifyingly steep and small flight of steps cut into the rock.