Jordan - Understand Jordan & Survival Guide (Chapter)
This chapter contains the Understand Jordan, Jordan Today, History, Survival Guide, Directory, Transport and Glossary chapters from Lonely Planet’s Jordan guidebook.
All the info you need on everything from history, cuisine, archaeology and traditional crafts to flights, public transport, climate, money, the internet...you name it. Get hints on the gay and lesbian scene and tips for women travellers, kids and travellers with disabilities, as well as a handy language guide and glossary.
- a rundown on history, people and cultural events
- info on Jordan’s archaeological highlights
- details on crafts, the environment and Islam
- full coverage for foodies
Coverage includes: Understand Jordan, Jordan Today, History - from the dawn of civilisation to modern Jordan, Amateur Archaeology: Digging Up the Past, Two Centuries of Archaeology in Jordan, Volunteering on a Dig, Field Work Opportunities in Jordan, Biblical Sites of Jordan and Locating Bible References, People & Society: Jordan’s Bedouin Roots, Tradition of Hospitality, Love of the Desert, Modern Caretakers of the Desert, the Bedouin Inheritance, Daily Life, Importance of Family, Marriage, the Concept of Honour, Confronting Modernity, a New Role for Women, Urbanisation and the Ongoing Refugee Issue, Islam: Faith & Society in Jordan, People of the Book, Founding of Islam, Sunnis & Shiites, Teachings, Islamic Customs and Islamic Customs, Traditional Crafts: Made in Jordan, Added-Value Craft and Shopping For Crafts, Flavours of Jordan: Food, Pan-Arab, Bedouin, Seasonal Specialities, Quick Eats, Vegetarian Options, Desserts and Tea & Coffee, the Natural Environment: the Land, Jordan Valley Ecosystem, East Bank Plateau Ecosystem, Desert Ecosystem, Protected Areas and Jordan’s Nature Reserves, Green Jordan & Ecotourism: Environmental Issues, Water, Hunting, Overgrazing & Desertification, Overcoming the Challenges, Ecotourism, Effects of Tourism, Impact Neutral Checklist and Making Your Stay Count, Safe Travel: Democratic Uprising, Terrorism, Commitment to Safety, Keeping Safe & Avoiding Trouble and Other Dangers, Women Travellers: Adopting the Right Mindset, Attitude Towards Women, Avoiding Trouble, Public Spaces, Responding to Persistent Harassment, What to do in an Emergency, Survival Guide, Directory, Transport, Health, Language and Glossary.
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