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Jordan

For many people, Jordan begins and ends with the magical city of ancient Nabataean Petra. And it is true, Petra is certainly one of the most spectacular in the Middle East, essential sights, Machu Picchu or struggling with Angkor Wat for the title of world’s most spectacular ‘Lost City’.

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However, there is much more to see in Jordan – ruined Roman cities, Crusader castles, desert citadels and powerful biblical sites: the stream, where Jesus was baptized, the fortress where Herod beheaded John the Baptist and the top of the mountain where Moses the Promised Land view. Biblical scenes are not just a thing of the past in Jordan, you’ll see a lot of men dressed in full robes and leading herds of cattle across the desert forever. But not all crusty ruins. The Jordanian capital Amman is a modern, culturally diverse Arab, which is light years away from the clichés typical Middle Eastern exoticism. The country also offers some of the wildest adventures in the region, and a varied background ranging from red desert sands of Wadi Rum the brilliant blue of the Gulf of Aqaba coral filled, from palm-fringed boulevards rich in the Dead Sea, lifeless. Ultimately, it is the sensual delights of everyday life in the Middle East that will love you longer after returning home, the bittersweet taste of cardamom coffee or the smell of a rich aroma nargileh (water pipe), the heady whirlwind Arabic pop sliding threshold from Amman and the deafening silence of the desert.

Jordanians are proud and passionate people and the country really welcomes visitors with open arms. Despite being trapped in the hot spots of Iraq Arabia, Arabia and Israel and the Palestinian territories, Jordan is probably the safest and most stable country in the region. Regardless of your nationality, you will be greeted with nothing but courtesy and hospitality in this gem of a country. a place to stay could be the Grand View Resort Petra     witch has rooms with a Great view  and as a plus is close to(raiders of the lost Ark ) Petra  check http://traveldealsweekend.com for good value rates.

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Syria

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Syria has more than its fair share of important historical sites. The ancient cities of Damascus, Aleppo and Bosra are all listed on the World Heritage List as a stunningly beautiful city is the ruins of Palmyra. Mighty Crusader castles, labyrinthine souks of medieval jewelry, like the houses of Damascus and sacred Umayyad mosques are just some of the delights on offer, there are many more for those who are willing to look. Best of all is the fact that these monuments are often part of the fabric of everyday life – the cult of the local mosques, shopping in markets, drinking tea houses and picnic in the ruins. And travelers are happy to be added.

Speaking of picnics brings us to the piece de resistance when it comes to a Syrian and Journ – food. The national cuisine is simply superb, so come with a big appetite. You are required to be filled in many ways when they finally tear away.

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Tartus, Syria’s second port, is a small, ungainly that it is unlikely to set pulses racing, but what makes for a visit pleasant overnight. Main attraction of the city are the compact remnants of the Old City (known by the Crusaders in Tortosa), a fascinating little maze. There is also the island once fortified Arwad, located offshore a few miles and arrive by boat or water taxi. Syrian Tartus love for its beaches, but visitors brave enough to pick through the trash in the sand and swim to take into account the occasional dribble of sewage into the sea.