Boca do In­ferno

EME

EME Outlook - - Bu S In E S S T R A V E L - – Trails Un­blazed

“The Mi­radouro da Boca do In­ferno is one of, if not the most, fa­mous views in the Azores. A sim­ple Google Im­age search for The Azores or Sao Miguel Is­land will al­most cer­tainly yield dozens of pho­tos of this stun­ning vista”

Jor­dan­may be a rel­a­tively young state, but it is one that con­tains the hall­marks of many civil­i­sa­tions. From the an­cient king­doms of Moab, Gilead and Edom to Pe­tra, the epi­cen­tre of the Na­batean dy­nasty, Jordan has been home to a vast ar­ray of cul­tures through its his­tory. Also for­mally part of the Ro­man and Ot­toman em­pires, the coun­try gained

in­de­pen­dence in 1946 and to­day is among the most lib­eral na­tions in the Arab world.

This his­tory serves as one of Jordan’s ma­jor draws for tourists, with no fewer than five World Her­itage Sites rep­re­sent­ing the cul­tural diversity en­shrined in the coun­try’s past.

In­deed, Pe­tra has been named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, while the Wadi Rum rep­re­sents one of many in­spir­ing desert land­scapes that caused Lawrence of Ara­bia to fall in love with this re­gion.

Asides these mon­u­ments and ter­rains, Jordan also has a tra­di­tion of wel­com­ing vis­i­tors, from camel trad­ing car­a­vans to the mod­ern-day busi­ness and leisure trav­eller.

This com­bi­na­tion of his­tory, nat­u­ral won­der and hos­pi­tal­ity present a unique and en­tic­ing tourism of­fer­ing, and one which has seen in­creas­ing num­bers of vis­i­tors ex­plore the coun­try in re­cent years.

Steeped in his­tory, spectacula­r desert and a grow­ing ar­ray of ac­tive out­door pur­suits, Jordan’s tourism of­fer­ing is both di­verse and wel­com­ing

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