Jordan resembles a master's palette that is both a tool for the supreme creation and a piece of art in itself. The myriad colors cast by the artist on the surface in a seemingly random fashion, still clean or already mixed, form a well-thought out composition of hues that not only go well together but also spread so lusciously than you feel like mixing them with your fingers to find out what other shades can be produced.
And the possibilities are manifold. From the red sands of lunar Wadi Rum, to the rock-hewed architecture of Petra, pinkish in the daylight but scintillating with golden spots of fire at night as a thousand candles is showing you way to the Treasury. From the flax-yellow ruins of Jerash to the brownish mosaic map of Madaba, both spectacular in their ancient artistry and monochromatic character. From the blue luster of waters in the Gulf of Aqaba, through the green clumps overgrowing the hills of Gilead to the snow white salt crystals accumulating on the gray, rocky shores of the Dead Sea. The choice of color is as diverse as the number of species roaming the stretches of Dana Nature Reserve. And you still haven't seen Amman, a kaleidoscope of a city that blends ancient splendor with cutting-edge modernity and the clatter of medinas; a curious phenomenon not necessarily to everybody's taste but it will by no means leave you indifferent.
Jordan is a unique destination teeming with biblical sites, mysterious handcrafts, top-of-the-range accommodations, exquisite cuisine and tantalizing music. Hospitality is perceived as one of the major virtues here and although strong Islamic character and commitment to Arabic tradition are manifested, the country is deemed considerably more tolerant than its neighbors. However, as usual, have your head screwed on the right way and pocketfuls of cross-cultural sensitivity in order to bring home only what you'd call intended memorable experiences.