Al-Fanar Palace Hotel
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I've wanted to go to Petra for a very long time - ever since friends went there on motorbikes and returned with magnificent photos in the very early 90s. When I saw that Exodus had a Jordan cycling tour in their catalogue it was just a matter of finding a window of opportunity before I leave Europe. May 2012 was that window.
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... stage had to take our bags off the bus to be searched by dogs. We arrived in Cairo at peak hour and it was insane. We were dropped off at the side of the road where we bid farewell to Shelley and Rory. Boy did 6 weeks fly by! We were immediately swamped by taxi drivers and after a totally unconvincing conversation we were on our way to our hotel. Or so we thought. We soon pulled over while he asked his mates for directions who then told us that the price we had agreed wasn't ...
... style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; ">After my farewell to my American mates who invited me to stay at their places in Colorado and LA( set for the road trip:)) I took a taxi back to Leo's place, and by this time I was feeling comfortable enough and tryed to have the whole conversation in Arabic. Not to shabby if I may say so myself. ...
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I wander around the center of the city, that quickly quiets down as all the men head to the mosque for their Friday prayers. Down at the bottom of the hill is a club with a swimming pool—looking pretty out of place here in Zarqa. I find a discreet little green space where I go ahead do a quick concert and video clip… and decide I’ve seen enough of ...