on 17 October 2011
Went to Jordan Sept-Oct 2011. Had several guides. I felt this was the best as you feel you can actually use it as you go - that is to say ideal to dip into as you move from area to area.
divided into 8 or 9 sections by area - eg Dead Sea, Petra, Amman etc for ease of use
good photographs - I find the "pictureless guides" too dry
not overly verbose, decent size print, everything we tested was accurate
fractionally out of date due to recent strengthening of the JOD re prices
fractionally TOO thin
However this works - and the foldout map inside cover was frequently referred to throughout our stay.
ps didn't test drive the northern-most region of this guide
on 10 April 2012
Just back from Jordan. Took this book everywhere and found it very helpful at all the sites we visited. Went as individual travellers and found poor tourist information at the sites we visited and sign posting non existent at times. Used the book and map wherever we went. Map extremely handy and now in bad shape after all the folding and unfolding. Handy to have a light guide you could walk around with and it now appears to feature (unintentionally) in a number of my photos. Lovely country, and people so welcoming. Would love to return and see more.
on 2 October 2012
Bought this as a gift for my mum-in-law who was off to Jordan for the first time. It was ideal, covering all the main points of interest and plotting the details of her own tour almost perfectly. Just the right size for her handbag and with an easy to follow map, she loved it.