Maarten Schäfer

What do the Roman Emperor Hadrian, the Prophet Moses and Lawrence of Arabia have in common? They all passed through Jordan at some point and became part of its history.

Wadi Rum, Jordan - by Maarten Schafer - CoolTravel Wadi Rum, Jordan – by CoolTravel

Driving through this country is amazing: from biblical sites to Crusader castles and desert fortresses, it is a historical puzzle. And when you are not walking through a biblical story, you are staring at the incredible natural scenery or admiring the beautiful view. The landscape changes every few minutes, as does the weather: it can be snowing in the capital Amman, while the Red Sea resort of Aqaba is basking in summer sun.

We arrive in Amman, a rapidly growing metropolis that was spread out over seven hills in Roman times and now over 19 hills. Rainbow Street is the hip and happening area with trendy cafés and restaurants on every corner – great…

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