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The Beauty and Stillness of Nature Along the Shores of the Dead Sea and the Surrounding Deserts

The Dead Sea has always been one of the most intriguing natural wonders known to man. Travelers head for its waters to soak in the rich salts and minerals, take a mud bath, and lie back effortlessly on the surface. It is an out of this world experience to immerse yourself in the Dead Sea, even just for a while. Hot mineral springs flank the shores and the surrounding region is full of surprises including beautiful national parks, hiking trails, and diverse scenery from dry deserts to lush green oases.

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Petra - Jordan

Petra in Jordan is one of those places that have to be seen to be believed. The giant red mountains and vast mausoleums are one of the true wonders of the world carved over centuries out of nature by man. It is a truly unique city built by the industrious Nabataeans more than 2000 years ago, where it was used as a trade junction for silk and spice, and linked the trade routes of China, India with Egypt, Greece and Rome, all of whose influences can still be seen in the remains.

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Jordan: Using Eco-Tourism for Sustainable Development

Think of travel in the Middle East, and it's likely that eco-tourism isn't the first thought that comes to mind. Often associated with desert sands, rich history, deep religious symbolism, and political unrest, the Middle East has certainly projected an image to travelers, and eco-tourism is barely a pixel. However, up close, that pixel packs a pretty powerfully green punch, emanating from Jordan.

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