ABOUT US: we've been working and living in Jordan since the mid 1990s and we made Jordan our home for many of those years.
The people are warm and friendly, the weather is wonderful and the countryside breath-taking. Share our experience, and be at home in Jordan, even on holiday .

IssaIssa has a degree in business studies, his father is a professor of Arabic and he's been in the travel business all his working life.
Issa will organise the best deals for hotels, car hire (with free local SIM card), guided tours, rented apartments, flights, taxis and tickets. He will take all the tension from your holiday arrangements, solve all your problems and truly make you feel at home in Jordan.  

To contact Issa phone 00 962 797 583 582; CLICK here for EMAIL -- darawish02 at hotmail dot com  (NB text/sms if no email reply within a day or so) 

*    Ras al Naqb -- stunning views of the blood red sands of Southern Jordan and fascinating links with the Hijaz railway
*     the doctor!!  the dentist!!  or an optician!
seriously, the standards are very high and the costs are much, much less than Europe! again email me for details -- see below
*    Mukawir, where John the Baptist was beheaded, after Salome's 'erotic' dance
*    Wild Jordan cafe, off Rainbow Street, stunning eco-friendly design and food
*    Ain Ghazal -- one of the world's oldest Neolithic settlements, where the oldest human statues were found, NE of Amman
*   Tell us your special places in Jordan!

Our Dead Sea apartments are strategically located among the Sacred Destinations of Jordan, a short drive from Amman airport -- it's the perfect base for exploring Northern Jordan and enjoying the healthiest bathing and sun-bathing on the planet!
Why not stay in the lowest luxury rented aparment in the world? COME FOR A LONG WEEKEND!! -- leave London at lunchtime on Thursday and get back around midnight Sunday -- two nights in a private apartment at the Dead Sea; one night in a luxury bedouin tent in Wadi Rum; SPECIAL OFFERS
VISIT JORDAN!!    have a look at this great tourist web-site with lots of information and background on Jordan! then come back here and book your holiday apartment! 

HIJAZ RAILWAY NEWS we have ambitious plans for launching a weekly service from Amman to Ma'an and then, on the new branch, to Wadi Rum and Aqaba. Discussions have begun, very slowly     . . .contact us if you can offer support or want information

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tudor-brendaWe want your ideas and experiences. We'll provide advice and feedback. The result -- a lively, informative and really useful blog!

Times and distances

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One of the glories of Jordan is that it's not big! And yet there is so much to see and experience. Five hours or so take you from the Golan Heights to the Gulf of Aqaba or from Israel to Iraq.

There's one small plot with four bio-geographical zones (Wadi Dana, see below); you have the lowest point on earth; the northernmost tropical coral; the first place humankind ever settled; and two of the oldest churches in the world! All this in an area just over half the size of Florida.

You can throw snowballs in Amman and an hour later be floating in the winter warmth of the Dead Sea. This post emphasises Jordan's accessibility by listing all the main times and distances. Just ask and we'll add more.


Revisit Jordan -- discover the wild side!

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And I'm not referring to late-night clubbing. Though I'm told there's a lot more of that than there used to be.

My argument is that however well you know Jordan, there's lots more to explore and enjoy, so come back!  We've recently heard about the growing interest in canyoning and certainly climbing is now well supported, since the wall was opened in Amman, near the Harley Davidson garage.

However our growth area is in eco-tourism!   With RSCN, we've put together a special deal -- 500 for two people for seven nights in some of the most wonderful locations in the country.


Livening up the Dead Sea!

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A rebirth is on its way. The best place on earth to sleep, the safest place to sunbathe, with the most therapeutic waters, is about to begin a transformation into an irresistible late-year location for European visitors.  STOP PRESS 13/1/13 -- World Bank says Red-Dead Canal is realistic, any social and environmental impacts are manageable!  Click here for Jordan Times report, and great photo.

Already, the Dead Sea has the kind of temperatures and sunshine that restore and rejuvenate the most acute sufferer from SAD (winter blues). But now it's one big disadvantage (rather messy, piece-meal development) is being addressed.

The plans, which are already underway, include a corniche, hiking and biking trails, a golf course and a new university.


A luxury cruise to Wadi Rum!

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More and more visitors are doing it. Every couple of weeks we have an email from an independent-minded passenger who's spotted the opportunity to do something different and memorable, even if their luxury liner is in port in Aqaba for less than a day.

With a bit of planning, we can meet them off the ship and take them the 45 minutes to the heart of one of the most special places on the planet. Yes, an overnight stay is the best way to experience Rum, but three or four hours is a lot better than nothing. And the photographs from the desert make them the envy of everyone else on board!


Big growth in new holiday sector

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The holiday rental business in Jordan is beginning to take off, according to one of the country's leading pioneers in the field, JordanHolidayHome.com 

Despite the political tensions in the region, there was a 50% increase in business contacts during the past year and continued growth and development.


The art of Jordan and Jordan's artists

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You can buy original paintings in Jordan for the cost of mass-produced reproductions in Europe. You can also pay thousands for the kind of art that stops you in your tracks, and stuns everyone who sees it hanging on the wall of your home in Paris, Chicago, Melbourne or Amsterdam.

Not only are there seriously talented artists around, but there's a thriving gallery scene in Amman, not afraid to embrace the kind of painting, sculpture and photography that would indeed grace a modern exhibition space in Bond Steet.



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