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If want to take photographs of people ask their permission first – this applies the world over.

In Jordan, photos of women are especially looked upon poorly. If permission is granted, go ahead and take your photograph politely and try not to interfere with the person’s activities.

A big thank you and a smile is always welcome, and young people may invite you to share the picture with them via WhatsApp or social media.

Do your research

There are many sources for seeking information prior to travelling to Jordan, so be sure to do your research.

Use government websites such as Smartraveller to get advice about your destination before travelling, and also make use of any destination tourism websites such as the Jordan Tourism Board. These sites will help to guide you and give you an idea of what to expect when travelling.

There are also many online forums available to assist you in your travel preparations.

Above all, travel safely, kindly and compassionately.


All images by Danielle Phyland.

Disclaimer: The writer travelled at their own expense.

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