Jordanians are known for their food, hospitality, and various touristic sights, like the Dead Sea and Petra.
Whenever we meet foreigners, we're bound to be asked questions about our culture and traditions ... some of which we are slightly sick of hearing.
Here are five of these questions:
1. Are you Jordanian Jordanian or Palestinian Jordanian?
When Palestinians were forced to flee their land in 1948 and again in 1967, thousands of them took refuge in Jordan, which led to numerous transnational marriages.
So many people living in Jordan tend to be a mix of both countries.
2. Why do you eat Mansaf with your hands?
Many people think eating with your bare hands is disgusting ... but in Jordan, this tradition dates back hundreds of years.
Besides, there's a proper way to having Mansaf without making it repulsive or messy.
3. How can you drive in this country?
We might not be the best drivers in the world, that is true ... but we make our own rules. It takes years to learn how to deal with Jordanian drivers.
And, if you can drive in Lebanon or Egypt, then driving in Jordan is a piece of cake.
4. What's with all the roundabouts?
It's confusing for those not used to seeing that many roundabouts in a city but you'll get the hang of it after a while.
Sooner or later you will realize they have a higher purpose and the whole infrastructure of Amman is based on these roundabouts.
5. Your English is pretty good, how come?
English is taught in schools and we have to learn it.
Jordan also welcomes thousands of tourists from around the world, so don't be surprised if you find some bedouins speaking Italian, French, or Russian.