Travel Blogs from Suwaymah, Jordan

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Chapter Nine: Dead Sea, Amman, Dead Sea, Jordan travel blog

Chapter Nine: Dead Sea, Amman

A travel blog entry by justajaunt

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... gift shop. One guy working there was so frickin attentive we had to leave.  There is like very little middle ground in Jordan. I feel like service is competely hands off where you are thinking hey where is the clerk or you have to ask for your bill ...

Don't Let School Hinder Education Pt. 3: Dead Sea, Suwaymah, Jordan travel blog

Don't Let School Hinder Education Pt. 3: Dead Sea

A travel blog entry by richfrohl

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... .  Sketchy, but cheap.  I decided I'd go for it. As we ascended in the Jordanian mountains (there are mountains in Jordan?), the terrain become more rocky and less sandy.  Finally, we came to a clearing with a view that made my jaw sink ...

Indecent Burkini, Dead Sea, Jordan travel blog

Indecent Burkini

A travel blog entry by peteindira

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I always wondered about the infamous Dead Sea. As we approached the large body of salty water today, a childhood memory popped into my head. I was about 5 years old and a very inquisitive child.   Since the term "just google it" was still a few ...

Easter Sunday, Mt Nebo, Jordan travel blog

Easter Sunday

A travel blog entry by hulmann

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A 3.45am wake up, a futile search for a taxi and an early morning walk later, we arrived at the Anglican church in Amman to be taken to Mt Nebo for the Easter Service. Lots of Americans to say the least! Nice shared breakfast after, the view was a little ...

Dead Sea Adventure - A Day to Relax, Jordan Valley, Jordan travel blog

Dead Sea Adventure - A Day to Relax

A travel blog entry by globetrotters

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... , where Aaron, Moses' brother is said to be buried, a fertilizer manufacturing plant (one of the large industries in Southern Jordan), and the many Bedoin settlements along the roadside (more about this later). About halfway between Petra and the Dead Sea ...

A possible site of Jesus' Baptism, Jordan River, Jordan travel blog

A possible site of Jesus' Baptism

A travel blog entry by fr-joseph

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And it all started with a big bang, Dead Sea Region, Jordan travel blog

And it all started with a big bang

A travel blog entry by burczymucha

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Long story short: what a week!!! And since my folks always wanted some Christianity in me, I'll start the week from Sunday: Sunday, 7h30, Tenerife: asking at the reception if the taxi driver could come 15 minutes earlier than planned. The receptionist ...

Day 7 - Qasr el-Yahud (Castle of the Jews), Bethany, Jordan travel blog

Day 7 - Qasr el-Yahud (Castle of the Jews)

A travel blog entry by michaelsotosr

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... to Heaven "When the L-rd was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind,..Elijah and Elisha stopped beside the Jordan River...As they were walking along, and talking, suddenly a chariot of fire appeared, drawn by horses of fire.  It ...

Day 7 - Jordan Valley Marriott (Dead Sea), Sūwaymah, Jordan travel blog

Day 7 - Jordan Valley Marriott (Dead Sea)

A travel blog entry by michaelsotosr

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Narrative ...

Bobbing aound in the Dead Sea!, Dead Sea Region, Jordan travel blog

Bobbing aound in the Dead Sea!

A travel blog entry by radcliffe-riley

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Back to the fast road then and south to the Dead Sea itself.  Hard to believe we're 400m below sea level.  We're staying at the brand new Holiday Inn, at the very north end of the Dead Sea.  It a lovely place with a series of beautiful ...

Swimming in the Dead Sea, Sūwaymah, Jordan travel blog

Swimming in the Dead Sea

A travel blog entry by gisnoborders

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After Jarash was the Dead Sea, almost 400m below sea level. It sits low amongst barren, craggy mountain slopes. They are light brown, orange and in places basalt in colour. The sea is a turquoise blue in places but is also quite deep so it is a regular ...

Day 2 Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Dead Sea, Balqa, Jordanië travel blog

Day 2 Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Dead Sea

A travel blog entry by oscarvanrijn

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Today after we left the airport hotel we picked up our car from the airport. Os had to get used to the car as it is an automatic and after getting a bit lost on back roads, we eventually got back on track to Madaba after a kind policeman guided us back ...

Totes Meer im Regen, Dead Sea, Jordan travel blog

Totes Meer im Regen

A travel blog entry by danielaundfrank

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Das Tote Meer liegt 418 m unter dem Meeresspiegel und ist somit der tiefste begehbare Punkt der Erde. Der Schlamm hat heilende Kräfte und wird zur Behandlung von Rheuma- und Hauterkrankungen eingesetzt.  Nahe der Küstenregion wird offensichtlich ...

Day 3 Jerash, Balqa, Jordanië travel blog

Day 3 Jerash

A travel blog entry by oscarvanrijn

... crazy girls to pester him! We took a different route back to avoid Amman, driving along the valley of the river Jordan, a fertile farming (mostly horticulture) area parallel to the boarder with the West Bank. We passed several camps, small children ...

bush camp, Dead Sea Region, Jordan travel blog

bush camp

A travel blog entry by alister.bland

From Wadi Musa it was north across a high plateau to Karak and then west before dropping down to the Dead Sea. Nothing much on the high plateau. Just desert and more desert. Quite a drop down to the Dead Sea, and more so due to it being 400 mtrs below ...

Baptised by the Dead Sea..., Bethany, Jordan travel blog

Baptised by the Dead Sea...

A travel blog entry by cjamblue

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... that there wasn't more 'atmosphere' here, as we were rushed on towards the Greek Orthodox church and the River Jordan itself. The church is a delightful building complete with white doves and the obligatory member of the Jordanian armed forces. On ...

Something does happen there !, Bethany Jordan, Jordan travel blog

Something does happen there !

A travel blog entry by erik.tjepkema

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God knows I am not a religious man, but when walking around the Jordan, there is a feel that history has happened here. Or is it that Sarah is called Jordan ...

Switzerland by the dead sea, dead sea moevenpick, Jordan travel blog

Switzerland by the dead sea

A travel blog entry by erik.tjepkema

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Not really actually. The mountains are bare, the water is verry salty and there was no Mövenpick ...

The desert castles, Balqa, Jordan travel blog

The desert castles

A travel blog entry by kupkah

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Today Flat Stanley visited 3 of the desert castles in the desert east of Amman. The castles served as inns and forts along the Silk Road where goods from the Far East traveled to the Mediterranean for passage to Europe. He is now at the Dead Sea which ...

Bethany and the Baptism of Our Lord, Bethany Across The Jordan, Jordan travel blog

Bethany and the Baptism of Our Lord

A travel blog entry by vern_hakes

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Today we visited Bethany Across the Jordan. This site has only recently been excavated and is the site of an ancient Byzantine era church complete with large baptismal pools. Sourcing a number of ancient accounts and confirming via archaeological ...

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