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Travelling to Jordan, can be an exciting, richly cultural experience. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you’ve never been to Amman before.
Relax and don’t be overly suspicious
You might be wondering if it’s safe to travel to Jordan, since it’s located in the Middle East, a region known for political unrest and conflict between neighboring countries. What you might not know is that levels of crime in Jordan are low, as punishments for theft and harming tourists are harsh and Jordanians are generally very friendly, welcoming people.
However, it’s still a good idea to be alert and vigilant whenever you’re travelling abroad. Furthermore, the U.S. Department of State cautions tourists to avoid Jordan’s border with Syria and Iraq due to terrorism and armed conflict.
Try the local food
Jordan is home to some of the best hummus, falafel, and shawarma you’ll ever taste in your life. Also, be sure to experience the famous local dessert known as knafeh in all its sugary, cheesy goodness.
Be respectful of local customs regarding dress, which means not showing too much skin. Long shorts are okay for hiking, but leave the short shorts and low-cut shirts at home. Also, be aware that certain religious sites require wearing a head covering if you’re planning to visit them.
Consider renting a car
Some tourists have found it relatively easy to drive around Jordan, aside from the city of Amman, which is known for being an area bustling with road activity. The vast majority of road signs are in both English and Arabic, making them easier to read. Just be aware that certain English spellings may differ depending on where you read them.