Coffee to Go in JordanAndré Schmitt
Jordan is a country full of fascinating contrasts and traveling through it is an experience I will never forget. However, it is also important to know that as a European, there may be some dangers lurking in these regions and that as a security-conscious citizen, you should prepare yourself accordingly.
When I was planning my trip through Jordan, I knew I had to be prepared for some challenges. The country is located in the Middle East and is surrounded by several countries that are politically unstable. The cultural differences can also be challenging for Europeans. However, I didn’t want to see these challenges as a reason to forego a trip to Jordan (where’s the fun in foregoing everything just because it might be dangerous).
I started by learning about the country and the security situation. There were no specific threats at the time, but I knew I still had to be careful. I read many travel reports, spoke with comrades and authorities who had already been to Jordan, and informed myself about the current travel advice from the German Foreign Office.
When I finally arrived in Jordan, I was ready to face the challenges. I knew that as a tourist I had to be respectful of the culture and people of the country. I wore discreet clothing and avoided drawing too much attention to myself.
I visited some of the country’s most famous sites, such as Petra and the Dead Sea. Petra is an ancient city carved out of rock and is now one of the wonders of the world. The Dead Sea is the deepest salt water basin on earth and has healing properties due to its high salt content. (You shouldn’t get a drop of the sea water in your eye, you cry like a little child because it is so strongly salty).
During my trip I also got to know the hospitality of the Jordanian people. The people were friendly and helpful and I always felt welcome and reasonably safe. However, I was also aware that I could not rely too much on my hosts. I always carried my money and papers close to my body and was careful when I was in the less touristy areas of the country.
All in all, my trip through Jordan was an unforgettable experience. I had the chance to learn about a fascinating culture and explore the country’s breathtaking landscape. However, it was also important that I prepared myself for the challenges and remained cautious.
As a tourist in Jordan, you should always be aware of the current security situation, be respectful of the culture and people of the country, and remain cautious. With these preparations, you can experience an unforgettable trip through Jordan. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at one of the events, we will be happy to help you if you want to fly there.
Sources and links:
- Federal Foreign Office: Travel advice for Jordan: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/aussenpolitik/laender/jordanien-node/jordaniensicherheit/210962
- Lonely Planet: Jordanien: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/j