Jordan What to Pack

  • What to Pack
    by machomikemd
  • What to Pack
    by machomikemd
  • What to Pack
    by machomikemd

Jordan What to Pack

  • Lighter, Looser and Less!

    Jordan is hot-hotter than hot and arid! If you are from a more temperate part of the world, like me, then you will be unprepared for temperatures which can easily climb to a nearly unbearable level during the heat of the day. Loose fitting garments of lightly woven and lightweight 100% natural fibers (linen or cotton) will be most comfortable....

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  • Lip Balm/Vaseline and Wide Angle lens

    If you are planning to swim in the Dead Sea, bring Lip Balm and/or Vaseline. The 8x mineral concentration is amazing therefore lips and raw skin get uncomfortable in seconds. Wide angle lens. Most sights are well positioned for wide angle shots. Especially Petra.

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  • Women concerns on how to dress

    As a woman, I was really concerned about how to dress. You can wear short sleeves and capri pants. I did it and it was fine. I even saw ladies showing of more.. probably on westernized places like Champions or Trader Vics. As I have visisted other middle eastern places, I found Jordan a very relaxing place for women. No pressure about how you...

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  • Don't Bug Me!

    I travel to many third world and tropical countries where polluted and stagnant waters are abundant. Several of the hostels I stay in make me question my safety from bedbugs so I pack "Bug Off!" mosquito coils made for wearing on wrists but I wear them on my ankles over my socks to ward off mosquitos and black flies. They keep away gnats and most...

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  • What to Bring

    Knapsack - day use for hiking, beach, snorkelling, diving, touring or shopping. Store your money, passport, water bottle, snacks, maps, etc. in it while you're touring. Hiking / Climbing / Walking sandals - the temp. can rise to 40C during the day, closed shoes can get hot! If you're climbing or scrambling in Wadi Rum, make sure you have footwear...

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  • Earplugs and good walking shoes!

    Good walking/trekking shoes are an absolute must, anytime of the year! Earplugs are very much needed as you'll very often find yourself sleeping near one or several mosques, and that means hearing the moezzin (call to prayer) over loudspeakers several times per day, but most annoyingly around 5am...

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  • Appropriate Attire in an Arab Country

    Jordan is a Muslim country and you'll see many of the women wearing scarves to cover their heads - this isn't necessary for Western women visiting, but it IS respectful to keep your arms and legs covered, even if you're visiting Petra which can get very hot during the summer months. Lightweight natural fibers are a good way to go.

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  • Roughguide to Jordan

    I strongly recommend that you purchase a Roughguide to Jordan by Matthew Teller to take with you on your trip in addition to the advice you get from VT. It is extremely helpful with plenty of informative tips and advice. Don't leave home without it, is my advice. Megypt

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  • Clothes for the summer

    The summer is hot, of course, but you are still likely to need a sweater somewhere along the way. The desert might go down to 15°C even in August, and this is a bit on the chilly side for sitting and talking around the campfire.Keep the jeans for the winter, in the summer light chinos are better. On the whole I advise both men and women to leave...

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  • Clothes to bring to Jordan in the winter

    I advise you to dress in layers, a jacket over a pullover, over a sweatshirt, over a tee shirt: like this you can peel off as much as you want to. Remember that walking in the sun, and sitting in the shade are quite different, and don't leave a pullover/sweater at the hotel just because the sun is shining and the sky is blue. You may well...

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  • Pack a scarf or shawl

    Ladies, respect the muslim religion if entering religious buildings . wear a scarf over your head and do not wear shorts, sleeveless vests or anything revealing.Its also a sad fact of life that some of the muslim men can be a bit 'lechy' if you are in Wadi Rum bring an air puffer to get sand out of your camera so that it does'nt jam. Don't...

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  • Not to Worry!

    Sturdy shoes you will be doing a lot of walking in Petra & Wadi Rum particularly. A hat to shade you from the sun. Long skirts & trousers I found pretty much everything I needed & forgotten to pack there.

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  • All you need is...

    Little Handbag Anything you like None Of course None This time I'll advice you to bring floss!!!Ha Ha Ha laughed the Dentist!!!

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  • what you should not forget

    Keep it simple, and keep it modest. Bring a head-cover in case you visit a mosque Strictly necessary: bring at least 1 roll of film a day. Everything is so beautiful, you'll keep clicking - but films, in small centres, are not always easy to find a swimsuit for the Dead Sea and eventually a towel, but this you can rent it. What else? Well,...

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  • Packing List

    A compass is an invaluable instrument. If you are walking down a street and feel like you are getting lost then it is pretty easy and discete to pull out your compass and verify that you are at least going the right direction. Then when you get a chance you can duck into a store or building and pull out your map and verify where you are. I now...

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  • Packing List

    To walk around in the desert or even at the city of Petra,always wear good hiking shoes.The soil is sandy or rocky and with ordinary foot-wear you will hurt your feet after a day's walking. Use a good UV filter at your camera.The sun is ruthless.

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  • Packing List

    Usual backpack and day pack. Comfortable walking shoes/sneakers. Long sleeve cotton shirts/blouses and trousers/slacks may help keep the sun off your arms and legs. A hat is also useful for keeping the sun off your face. A large water bottle as well as it can get pretty hot out there! Sunblock, loads of it! It's pretty hot and sunny in the...

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  • Packing List

    I used a rucksack for my two week trip. Something I forgot though was a day sack...it caused no problems until I got to Wadi Dhahr and wanted to go for a walk...the other tourists there must have thought I was a complete nutcase wandering round the desert with a fast-disintegrating plastic bag! Nothing special really, although women should dress...

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  • Packing List

    backpacks are a good idea wear proper walking shoes as the sand gets in everywhere. You need cool clothing too in the summer as it gets HOT!!!!!!!!!! You will need to bring most medications and wear high factor Sunscreen unless you really like burning. bring it with you is my suggestion, I had problems getting Smart cards and Batteries.

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  • Packing List

    Jordan in usually a hot place so bring light clothes in summer. In winter it can be cold and do you know that in Amman it can even fall up to 20 - 30 cm of snow in winter ??? Well there arent many snowy days but they happens. So bring atleast a few winterclothes with you during wintertime ! PHOTO: VIEW OVER AMMAN.

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  • Packing List

    WITH LOKES ON IT! IN SUMMER BRING SUN GLASSES, AND A WATER BOTTEL!!! BRING YOUR OWNE MEDICAL SUPPLIES!!!THE MEDICAL TREATMENT YOU WILL GET THERE IS NOT THE BEST!!!!! BRING YOUR OWNE! IN REMOTE PLACES IT IS HARD TO COME BY... YOU WILL NEED TO BRING ANYTHING YOU NEED WITH YOU, COS' ITS HARD TO GET MANY THINGS IN REMOTE AREAS. BRING 'WATER...

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  • Packing List

    A friend, here in VT, would suggest hair drier and iron … I can say she is pretty “classy”, but if you need them …I would have packed some warm clothes, since I felt icy all the time. When filling your packing list up, don’t believe your mother: “oh! it was so scorching hot in April, there…”Pic: the warmest place I found in Petra.

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