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Jordan is a country in the Middle East sharing land borders with Syria, Irak, Saudi Arabia and Israel.

Is it very safe to travel, even getting nearer to Syria although you should be careful with the day to day situation. Because people are afraid of the war in Syria, Jordan is very empty of tourists and even sites like Petra with thousands every day are now much more relaxed.


Transport

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Hitchhiking is very easy, although not everybody understands the concept. Make sure to always ask "no money" before entering the car as many improvise themselves taxi. Read [Hitchwiki

Companies

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Accommodation

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In cities like Amman or Irbit it is hard to find for less than 10JD a night. People are usually willing to give a discount, and you can ask to sleep with more people in one room. It is worth trying in this country. Ask for rooftops, say that you have no money and the price will go down.

In hotels more remote and by telling you have no money, you might find places for 1, 2 or 3JD the night just squatting the roof or outside.

People are very hospitable and you can easily find someone to accommodate you just talking around you.

Bedouin style

Jordan is the country of bedouins, so you will have no trouble with wild camping.

Hospitality exchange

It exists, but it is not common and don't expect it to work all the time.

Meet fellow travellers on hospitality exchange networks: Trustroots, BeWelcome

Food

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Food is inexpensive and expensive, products vary a lot. A good deal is the falafel sandwich which is usually found for 1JD/3sandwiches. Bread is really cheap, like 0,25JD for 10 pita bread.

You are as well easily invited to eat, especially in Ramadan when they break the fast at nightfall.

Connectivity

Lot of people have internet of their phones, but looking around you should find a cafe with wifi (look for the Western style cafes then). The best might be the hotels, which don't care if you use their internet. Don't forget to ask if you can use for free.

Some cafes have big signs 'Free Wifi' but actually don't, or through the personnal cellphone of one of the waiter, so make sure of what you get before ordering the coffee or the shisha ha ha.

Busking

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Visa

The visa cost 40JD, and you should pay 8JD of departure tax.

Visa on a separate paper

If you go or come from Israel by land, and you want to avoid countries to know you have been there, ask the Jordanian visa on a separate paper. Go on the Israel page for more info.

Cities

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Travel destinations

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