To some, travel to the middle east conjures up images of western women being kidnapped and sold into slavery. That sort of criminal activity is the preserve of eastern Europe and south east Asia these days. But is true that women's rights in the middle east haven't come as far as in many western nations.
Jordan has laws that may seem strange to Western travellers. Simply claiming ignorance won't save you. Read on to understand law, and basic cultural customs and habits of Jordan to make the most of this fascinating destination.
Westerners tend to be concerned that travelling in the middle east means they will be singled out by extremist groups. People worry about being kidnapped, shot or blown up by terrorists. But Jordan is one of the safest countries in the Middle East.