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10 Things I Wish I’d known before Visiting Petra, Jordan

A city of rose-coloured stone, carved out of Mount Hor’s rock-face by the Nabataeans in the 3rd century BC, there’s nothing else like Petra. If it’s not on your bucket list already, it really should be – so when you do finally scrape the moolah together for the trip, check out this handy list of things to know before you go

Introducing Dead Sea

It would be a travesty to come to Jordan and miss the Dead Sea. At 400m below sea level, this extraordinary body of intense blue water, polished smooth like oiled skin on a windless day in winter or ruffled into salty whitecaps during the summer winds, lies at the lowest point on earth. The extreme salinity of the water has nothing to do with the Dead Sea being below sea level; rather it comes about because of the high evaporation rate.

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