Thailand – the land of smiles, backpackers mecca and in most cases entry point if you are on the banana pancake trail.
Welcome to Jordan! This country is as much yours as mine. Have a great time” Said the owner of Hashem Restaurant in Amman and I could have never felt safer.
Jordan is an Arab country towards the east of Jordan river. Dotted with thousands of archaeological sites right from Palaeolithic age, Jordan is a heaven for history buffs. All these sites have traces of Greek, Christian, Muslim, Roman architectural styles- showcasing architectural marvels from over the world. Right from the ancient city of Jerash, the mosaic town of Madaba, the lost city of Petra to numerous castles, churches and carvings on the caves.
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Majority of the middle eastern countries seems to be the grey area for Indian Passport holders, all the more because of the increasing sociopolitical tension. I recently visited Jordan and was bombarded with tonnes of questions. Addressing the most asked question – ‘Is it difficult for Indians to get a visa?’
Jordan, a predominently arabic country has a lot to offer when to a true food lover. Right from succlent kebabas to wholesome maqluba , Jordanians love their meat. Still, Vegetables and pulses do find their way on Jordanian platter. Most of which is in the form of dips, sides and salad thereis very little or no maincourse vegeterian options.
Described by Lawrence of Arabia as “Vast and echoing” Wadi Rum is an outstanding desert landscape. This remarkable landscape is a protected area, it covers over 700 sq. km. One can spend days and weeks exploring it.
Jerash reveals a fine example of the grand, formal provincial Roman urbanism that is found throughout the Middle East, comprising paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theatres, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates.
Petra is more than two thousand years old, crowned as UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the new 7 wonders of the world. As most of us know the entire city was carved out of the mountain sides.