When I landed in Amman, the capital of Jordan, I had a vague idea about what Jordan had in store for me. I was obviously curious because it had been on my bucket-list for a while, and also because it was my first taste of the Middle East. I have to say that the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan grows on you. I thank Jordan Tourism Board for inviting me and unveiling to me a fascinating country.
What I loved the most about Jordan is that each city has its distinctive aura. Amman is so different from Aqaba. Petra has its own mystery, while Jerash has its own secrets. Now that I’m back home and looking back at my trip, I have resonances of all the places that I visited in Jordan.
So what makes Jordan an alluring land?
The rundown sites of Jordan capture your heart pronto. I particularly loved Jerash, which has the traces of the Bronze Age. The 2nd-century Hadrian’s Arch, the Corinthian columns, the oval Forum, the communal baths and the theatres exude the never-fading grandeur of the ancient ages.