Just came back from a 12 day tour of Jordan. What really was striking was that Jordan is a very peaceful country and the people are extremely polite and known for their hospitality. Nothing that is happening in its neighbourhood- be it Iraq, Syria or Egypt- has affected the peace in Jordan. There were not many tourists though- maybe it was because of the hot weather or perhaps because of the widespread perecption that Middle East is not safe. While it suited me perfectly well that there wasn't a lot of tourists and I had most of the tourist destinations virtually for myself, I also felt that Jordan deserves better. Jordan has a lot to offer and should be a tourist destination in its own right- not to be clubbed with a tour of Egypt or Israel.