Jordan, a safe and peace-loving country is often referred to as the Switzerland of the Middle East. While it’s surrounded by noisy neighbours including Iraq, Syria, Saudia Arabia, Israel and the West Bank, don’t let that deter you from visiting. For a small country it packs a punch with lots of interesting things to do. Go for a float in the Dead Sea; follow the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia and ride a camel in Wadi Rum. Spend a day in Petra marveling at the pink city carved in sandstone. Snorkel in the Red Sea and eat the best hummus of your life in Amman.