My wife and me are currently trying to make holiday plans for this year, and one of the places she'd love to go to is Jordan, especially because of Petra (AKA That Amazing Location At The End Of Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade
Isn't A Matte Painting?!). I'm not uninterested myself, but after checking out various websites (mostly government information on safety in various countries), all of which sound rather guarded, I'm a bit nervous. While it does sound like Jordan is perhaps the safest country in the region, I think the same could've been said of Egypt when the Luxor massacre happened.
In this respect I've got two questions:
1) Do any of you have any first- or second-hand knowledge of Jordan? Are the sites I've checked out just being extra careful and therefore make the country sound less safe than it is?
2) Especially if I'm being anxious about nothing, do any of you have any tips on how to handle this anxiety?
P.S.: While it's absolutely an option *not* to go to Jordan, I'd rather not do so based on anxiety that may well be 95% irrational, as it's a place my wife would dearly love to visit.
"Nothing is gonna save us forever but a lot of things can save us today." - Night in the Woods