July 12, 2017

#TravelTuesday with Trafalgar quiz: Answer

Where in the world can Trafalgar take you? 


JORDAN! 

‘Ahlan wa sahlan! Welcome!’. This is the greeting that you will hear over and over again when you visit the lovely Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Known as one of the most welcoming countries in the world, visitors can look forward to delicious cuisine and a destination filled with adventure and intrigue, as well as quite a few quirky customs and beliefs.

For example, it is considered polite to refuse a meal at least three times before finally accepting. And when you have reached your quota of coffee for the day, remember to shake your cup from side to side in order to let your host know that you do not wish to drink more. Otherwise your cup will be filled again and again and…

Combine a trip to Jordan with a dip in the Dead Sea

Also, when visiting a local’s home, try and avoid excessive admiration of items, as this may lead to your host feeling obligated to offer you said item to demonstrate his or her generosity. Depending on what the original object of your affection was, you may just end up with some excess baggage charges on your way home.

Another word of advice: Jordan should not be your destination of choice if you are in the middle of the latest diet craze. Apart from its fine offering of restaurants, Jordan’s cafĂ© culture rivals that of Europe. And look forward to street food delights ranging from Egyptian shawarmas drenched in tahini sauce to spicy Iraqi meat dishes and delicate piles of Turkish baklava…

Petra – 'The Rose City'
Movie buffs will delight in the fact that Jordan is something of a “Little Hollywood”, having played host to many famous film sets, including Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Lawrence of Arabia, Red Planet and, more recently, The Martian.

Visitors looking for their arts, culture and history fix also have plenty to be excited about. Leave your cellphone at the hotel and enjoy the “Petra by Night” walk in silence – an incredible way to experience “The Rose City”, a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. This walk will have you follow the pitch-black canyon trail guided only by the light of candles placed every few metres. Once you reach the iconic Treasury you’ll hear a local musician playing the pipe and be served sweet tea while being regaled with traditional stories by a Bedouin guide.

Jordan offers unspoilt landscapes as far as the eye can see
Step back in time at Jordan’s Desert Castles, where you’ll find 7th-century Umayyad-era ruins that were once used as rural retreats for Damascus’s ruling classes. The Desert Castles showcase some of the most impressive examples of early Islamic art and architecture anywhere.

Feeling a bit adventurous? Why not head out to Wadi Rum for desert rock climbing or even base jumping. Alternatively take a hot air balloon ride over the desert during sunset.

Want to experience this amazing country for yourself? See it from the inside with Trafalgar with the Six Day Jordan and Dead Sea Experience 

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