Amman Travel Blog› entry 23 of 49 › view all entries
Just thought I'd document my pitstop in Jordan.
It's also interesting to note that everyone recommends having the Israelies stamp a seperate piece of paper - as opposed to your actual passport - due to the neighboring countries prejudice against them. For example going between both countries with full transparency is extremely difficult & can possibly get you denied entry at either border. At my Jerusalem hostel, I got to know about 5 Brits who made it across the border... but 2 of their group got left behind in Jordan. Israel wouldn't let them in. And I've heard many stories saying that attempting entry into a Moslem country is difficult when its obvious you've already been inside Israel.
Also interesting that I met a guy heading back to Atlanta from Iraq. He was an ex-Marine & who is now contracted as an interrogator for the Army. He had some interesting stories/perspectives - that's for sure.