31 Destinations in Time #7: Jordan, 2009

The Kingdom of Jordan has many, many awesomes. It is as rich in natural wonders as Iceland or Nepal or New Zealand, but with a biblical, distinctly arid, Middle Eastern flavour.

Jordan is home to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea, the Red Sea, the ancient city of Petra, the desert of Wadi Rum, Dana Valley (part of the Great African Rift), Moses birthplace, wild camels, ancient landscapes, Holy Land heritage… all within a short touring distance.

But it was Wadi Mujib, a river canyon on the shores of the Dead Sea that topped them all on my press trip – and that’s because after trekking up this river canyon, climbing on the shoulders of guides, pulling myself through deep swirling currents of water by overhead rope and throwing myself back down via a series of mini-waterfalls, I was amazed to still be alive.

An exhilarating, exotic, spiritual and peaceful country, just a short haul flight away. Perfect for photographers… see the slideshow.


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