Lady Returns to Jordan

It’s not every day that you attend an event for an airline’s new holiday product and leave with an offer to attend a press trip to some of the best places to visit in Jordan.

Party for easyJet Holidays


Lady in Damascus

Walking through the Hamidiyeh Souq in Old Damascus, clothing vendors called out “come inside”, jewelry sellers encouraged us to “take a look”, and ice cream shops beckoned us with their mountains of white fluffy goodness.

Hamidiyeh Souq in Damascus Syria


Lady Gets from Amman to Damascus

Don’t believe what they tell you about Syria. It’s much easier to drive there than people say it is. My boyfriend and I had heard a lot of things about driving from Amman to Damascus before we attempted the trip ourselves. But from buses to shared taxis, private cars to rental cars, there didn’t seem to be any one option that satisfied us on both price and efficiency.

Giant teapot in Damascus Syria


Lady in Jerash

Winding our way up the mountain from the Dead Sea to Amman, my boyfriend and I started to wonder if there is any flat land at all in Jordan. It seemed that every stretch of highway led up a stone-covered mountain or down one, and my ears wouldn’t stop popping with the changes in altitude.

Roman ruins in Jerash Jordan


Lady in Ma’in

As my boyfriend and I turned off the road from Madaba to the Dead Sea, I had a sense of déjà vu. Winding down the steep switchbacks that took us from 100 meters above sea level to 260 meters below, I thought back to my last visit to the Evason Ma’in Resort in Jordan.

Waterfall in Ma'in Jordan


Lady at the Dead Sea

After our epic adventure in Petra, my boyfriend and I needed some time to relax. We headed out of Wadi Musa in the afternoon and drove back up the King’s Highway to the town of Tafila. From there we headed out to the Dead Sea on one of the most beautiful roads in the country.

Distance signs by the Dead Sea in Jordan


Lady in Petra

My guidebook’s first line about Petra said that whenever you hear the word Petra, you immediately think of the Nabateans. I don’t know about other people, but whenever I think of Petra, I immediately think of Indiana Jones.

The Treasury in Petra as seen through the Siq


Lady in Jordan

My trip to Jordan was a long time in coming. Originally booked for last August, it was then moved to April, after which it was finally re-booked for last weekend. It was as if I could see the promised land and yet I kept having to wander through other parts of the world until I could arrive. I think that once happened to some other people in Jordan too.

Stairway in Petra Jordan