Al Rashid Hotel
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I've never used the British nationality yet (it's not like I have a British accent either..), but maybe I'll try a few times to see if I get a different reaction. Or I can try to use the Australian nationality I guess, if I want a free beer or something just because I'm cool (in any other context, I will probably only get indifference - or ridicule thanks to Tony Abbott! but let's not get political! ;-))
Anyways, we keep chatting and tell the lady that we are ...
... the sheep’s head that usually sits on top!!. 5 minutes after we had sat down to dinner a coach arrived with 18 more guests. These all came straight in to dinner. A few ‘Hellos’ and that is all. Desert consisted of either sliced melon or baklava, a dessert originating in the Middle East made of filo pastry filled with chopped nuts and soaked in honey.
The American party were the first to leave the table. One of them said, ‘Goodbye, enjoy ...
Now to find our way back to the hotel. It was dark but the streets remained well illuminated. On our way down from the hotel, part of the road became one way. We failed to identify the one way system that would take us back to our hotel. We drove as far as a small roundabout but no route seemed to head in the direction we wanted to go. We tried several different roads that either led us down a dirt track or to a dead end or in one instance down a dirt track AND ...
... salesmen trying to send all types of tacky gifts, scarfs and bangles. Ignoring them we carried on our walk down into Petra, with the rocks getting more and more steep and the track getting more and more windy.
And then it hits you - the Treasury. Carved out of the sheer rock face and opposite the Siq (the pathway into the whole area), it is one of the most beautiful sights in the world. Ignoring all ...
... the scene of 11 famished tour companions devouring food like cavemen didn't sit all that well and although she did enjoy some in the end it was all a bit much. Fortunately the entrées had done a great job filling the spot.
After pushing ourselves to bursting point and listening to our host tell some jokes we finished with a small dessert of local honey dumplings before waddling back to hotel to fall into a delightful food coma, ready for the next part of our tour.