Travelling With Children

All travellers with children should know how to treat minor ailments and when to seek medical treatment. Make sure the children are up to date with routine vaccinations, and discuss possible travel vaccines well before departure as some vaccines are not suitable for children less than one year old. In hot, moist climates any wound or break in the skin may lead to infection. The area should be cleaned and then kept dry and clean. Remember to avoid contaminated food and water. If your child is...

Medical Checklist

Following is a list of other items you should consider packing in your medical kit. Antibiotics (if travelling off the beaten track) Antidiarrhoeal drugs (eg loperamide) Acetaminophen paracetamol (Tylenol) or aspirin Anti-inflammatory drugs (eg ibuprofen) Antihistamines (for hay fever and allergic reactions) Antibacterial ointment (eg Bactroban) Steroid cream or cortisone (allergic Bandages, gauze, gauze rolls Adhesive or paper tape REQUIRED & RECOMMENDED VACCINATIONS The following...

Dead Sea Resorts

Part of the border between Jordan and Israel amp the Palestinian Territories goes through the Dead Sea, a lake with such high salinity that your body floats - suicidal travellers should note that drowning would be quite a feat here. The main centre of tourism on the Jordanian side of the sea is a collection of plush resorts and a nearby public beach, about 5km south of Suweimah, and this is where most visitors will get their first salty taste of the sea. The Dead Sea is about 65km long and from...

Getting There Away

For information about international services to from Amman, see p254. Amman is the main arrival and departure point for international flights, although some touch down in Aqaba as well. Royal Jordanian Airlines head office Map p85 5607300 www.rja.com.jo Al-Malekah NoorSt is inconveniently located in the Housing Bank Centre 9th floor in Shmeisani. There are more convenient offices in the Jordan Inter-Continental Map p68 4644267 fax 4642152 and along Al-Malek al-Hussein St Map p68 fax 5663525 ,...

Information

Map New Australian Embassy Amman

Amman has a good range of bookshops with titles in English but there are few bargains on books in Jordan. Books caf p93 has a large, eclectic selection, with a caf and Internet access. The bookshop at the Jordan Intercontinental Hotel p91 has a good range of books about Jordan. Al-Aulama Bookshop Map p82 fax 4636192 44 Al-Amir Mohammed St, downtown 8am-8pm Sat-Thu Good for hard-to-find locally produced and Lonely Planet guidebooks, maps and postcards. American Center see 5 Australian Embassy 1...