Exploring Jordan the majestic!

Updated: May 11, 2019

Made famous by Indiana Jones and in recent times the Transformers as an adventure location, Jordan has always been a place high on the list to visit. The appeal of ancient Petra, the alien landscape of the Wadi Rum desert and the surreal experience of floating on the Dead Sea, I will always have fond memories of this beautiful country.

In Petra, across from the Monastery, there are still some of the caves people would have lived in thousands of years ago when it was a bustling city full of traders. Today the ruins are still a magnificent wonder of the scale and engineering marvel it is. Petra at Night is a ceremony that runs Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. If you have walked down the Siq in the day, the experience of walking back down again in the night to a trail of candles leads to a haunting vision of the Treasury warmly lit. A full moon was overhead the night that I shot this photo.

The town of Jerash is about 50km north of the capital Amman, Jordan. Amazing Greek ruins have been preserved from the glory days of the Greek empire. The Cardo Maximus is the main cobbled avenue from the Forum to many of the amazing buildings and arches that many tourists are drawn to.

The South Theatre of Jerash is the larger of 2 amphitheatres in Jerash which is dedicated to Zeus. If you are lucky, you might even get a performance while here.

Sunrise over the rooftops of Amman. My first experience of Amman was driving in from the airport shortly after sunrise. My taxi driver pulled over in the middle of nowhere and asked me if I would like a coffee. And thus began my addiction of adding cardamon to my coffee!