Jordan conjures images of Bible stories, lost cities and Lawrence of Arabia. It's a country that ought to be filled with tourists, but the Middle East's problematic past has kept them away. Jordan is peaceful and one of the most welcoming, hospitable countries in the world. It's also home to two of the most spectacular sights in the Middle East. Petra, the ancient city of the Nabateans is one of the world's most impressive ruins. For a slightly more contemplative experience, the startling desert scenery of Wadi Rum enraptured Lawrence of Arabia and will probably have the same effect on you.