To some people, women with wet hair are advertising sexual availability, so you may prefer to dry your hair before going out.
If your hair is blonde, you must unfortunately resign yourself to a bit more inquisitive attention – at least when walking in more conservative areas.
Clothes that are unremarkable at home can come across in Jordan as being embarrassing, disrespectful or offensive.
Jordanians and Palestinians place a much greater emphasis on personal grooming and style of dress than people tend to in the West: for most, consciously “dressing down” in torn or scruffy clothes is unthinkable.
Hair is another area where conservatism helps deter unwanted attention.
Jordanian women who don’t wear a headscarf rarely let long hair hang below their shoulders; you might like to follow suit and clip long hair up.
Smiling, learning one or two of the standard forms of greeting, acknowledging those who are welcoming you and taking the time to exchange pleasantries will bring you closer to people more quickly than anything else.Jordanians take hospitality very much to heart, and are honestly interested in talking to you and making you feel comfortable.However, offers tend to flow so thick and fast that it would be difficult to agree to every one, yet people are often so eager it can also be difficult – and potentially rude – to refuse outright.Queuing is a foreign notion, and in many situations hanging back deferentially is an invitation for other people to move in front.Jordanians also relate to the natural environment rather differently from Westerners.