‘You went where?’
‘Why are you going to Jordan?’
These are just some of the immediate reactions I’ve experienced when talking about visiting Jordan. I suppose from and Australian viewpoint it is a long way away, and it’s nestled pretty much smack bang in the Middle East bordering Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. When you articulate it, the ‘Is it safe?’ question seems quite sage.
Before I write about my trip, I thought an introduction was in order so I can answer some of those questions and put the trip into context.