If you can’t read the alphabet—take a tour!
—Carolyn Martin, the author’s sister-in-law
The above is certainly advice you should follow. Over the years we have been relatively adventurous travelers and have driven in all sorts of places some might skip, such as South Africa, Chile, Ireland, and other countries where you might think twice about driving. We enjoy independent travel, but if you have problems with the written language, you might just want to join a tour. Jordan would be such a place. The Arabic signs and directions are a challenge, even when on occasion they are partially in English or have pictures to help.