Sure, the Rock Bar in Petra has great ambiance and a smooth lemon mint shisha, Luigi's at the Dead Sea Movenpick has impeccable shisha service and adds a nice belly dance, and Al Rasheed in Amman is the ideal place to chill out in the big city.
But when I think “shisha in Jordan,” where will my first memory go? I'll remember hanging with the guys in the northern Jordanian town of Rasun.
If you ever trouble for what to do on a weeknight in a Jordanian village, get yourself to the corner store for a little shisha and mix it up with some conversation. While the ambiance may not be 5-star, the people probably will be.
Open up the panorama below to get a taste of this experience yourself.
360-Degree Panorama: Evening Shisha at the Corner Store — Rasun, Jordan
Note: Shisha (otherwise known as hubbly bubbly, also called nargila) is syrup-flavored tobacco (e.g., lemon mint, green apple, melon) smoked through a water pipe, or hookah. It is common to end dinner or spend an evening with friends smoking shisha. It's mainly smoked by men, but women also partake depending on the circumstances. Shisha is not an illicit substance, and smoking it will not have you swarmed by Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents.