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Our driver and friend in Jordan - Bashar

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We have recently returned from a 6-day trip to Jordan and we are very pleased to recommend the services of Bashar Herzallah as a driver: bashar_herzalla@yahoo.com He is very professional, he has many years of experience in his line of work and in dealing with international customers, and he would certainly assist you in making your visit to Jordan a memorable one.

We are two independent professionals in our mid-50’s who travel extensively and regularly for business and pleasure. Our travel interests are eclectic and include cultural, historical, adventure and relaxation activities. Prior to our trip to Jordan, we had done our research and readings of the places we wanted to visit, so we only needed to hire the services of local guides in Jerash and Petra for any additional information we might’ve missed ourselves. The other locations were easy to visit on our own and didn’t require a guide. We had read about Bashar in other forums so we decided to request and were granted his services for our trip. This arrangement worked really well for us.

To our surprise, Bashar turned out to be more than just a regular driver. In addition to being very professional, reliable, fluent in English and a very skilled driver – who’s always punctual and gets you to your destination through the most efficient venues, he is simply a happy person and has a great sense of humor. His sense of pride for his country and culture is very evident in his conversations, and he was always willing to answer any questions we had about Jordan, its people and its culture - you will certainly learn a lot. He is clear to specify that he is not a guide, but his insight and contribution in making the trip enjoyable and interesting turned out to be even better than having a guide. The facts and figures of a country can be researched and read in books and travel guides, but getting the real insight from the locals and interacting with them is what makes the difference between a regular and a special trip. His recommendations ranged from a particular mountain to climb in the middle of the desert (he even accompanied us), a restaurant to have a delicious Jordanian meal, the perfect place to get free internet connection, a highway that would provide a better view and ride to our next destination and even the right steps for a Bedouin dance!

Our decision to have a driver and a car available for us in Jordan was one of the best ones we had made. Bashar made us our visit stress-free and he made us feel that we were more his friends than his customers. With his assistance, we not only maximized our time navigating efficiently throughout the different sites we had targeted, but we did it in a very fun way.

If you plan to visit Jordan and wish to get to know the country and its people from the perspective of one of its happiest local citizens, I would highly recommend contacting Bashar Herzallah directly at: bashar_herzalla@yahoo.com … you won’t be disappointed.

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