About this book
Jordan is an enticing, curious mix of new and old. From the glass-and-steel high rises of Amman to the goat hair tents of the Bedouin in Wadi Rum, this tiny country also abounds in ancient ruins. Petra is undisputedly the jewel in Jordan's crown; a vast site of pink-tinged facades hewn into craggy rock faces. From floating in the Dead Sea to adventure activities in the desert, Footprint's Handbook will help you make the most of Jordan's highlights.
* Practicalities section with indispensable information on getting there and around.
* Highlights map and inspirational colour section, so you know what not to miss.
* Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and relax.
* Detailed street maps for Amman, the main entry point for Jordan, as well as other key destinations
From the shimmering blue blaze of world's saltiest lake to the soft rose hues of Petra's mighty Treasury, this concise Footprint Handbook will show you the the best of Jordan without weighing you down.
About the author
Since deciding that growing up and getting a proper job was highly overrated at the tender age of 18, New Zealander Jessica Lee has travelled extensively in Asia, Africa and Latin America. A small obsession with houmous and a large obsession with nomadic people led her to the Middle East in 2004 where she fell in love with the Arabic language and the incredible hospitality of the people. She has lived there full-time since 2007, working as a tour leader as well as a writer.
1) Planning your trip
4) The King's Highway
5) Wadi Rum
6) The Dead Sea