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Petra Jordan

Jordan. And The End of The World Coffee Shop.

Petra, Jordan. Photo courtesy of Rebekah Erickson.

Officially called the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Jordan is an Arab nation in Western Asia, located on the east bank of the Jordan river. It is at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Israel and the West Bank of Palestine borders Jordan.  Jordan is defined by ancient monuments, nature reserves and seaside resorts.

Jordan occupies an ancient land, one that bears the traces of many civilizations. The region played a prominent role in biblical history.  Jordan has been part of the Ottoman Empire until 1918 and later a mandate of the United Kingdom. Jordan has been an independent kingdom since 1946.

Petra, Jordan. Photo courtesy of Rebekah Erickson.

Petra is nicknamed the “Rose City” and feels like a fairy-tale city.

Petra, Jordan. Photo courtesy of Rebekah Erickson.

The Dead Sea. Jordan. Photo courtesy of Rebekah Erickson.

Petra, Jordan. Photo courtesy of Rebekah Erickson.

Petra, Jordan. Photo courtesy of Rebekah Erickson.

End of The World Coffee Shop. Petra, Jordan. Photo courtesy of Rebekah Erickson.
Wadi Rum, Jordan. Photo courtesy of Rebekah Erickson.

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