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... my essay on the shorter flight from Vienna to Amman. Morals of the
story—procrastination is bad… but then again making assignments due before a
program really even starts is mean too.
Now on to
talking about my actual experience here!
So my first few days in Amman were spent with all of the other students
in my program doing all of the normal orientation stuff—going through a lot of
... The ruins are wonderfully sited and the walls of the old city can still be made out as you drive towards it. On the way up the steep hill you can see two small Entrance ways that were to allow soldiers and their horses the enter the castle. The walls are strong with very little mortar between the stones. There are many slits for archers to fire through. It is very imposing and must have been a nightmare for invading forces. You enter via a gateway across a very deep dry moat and ...
... few meters across from us on the Israeli side of the Jordan River. But we couldn't. Not that I wanted to. It's pretty gross water in that it's entirely brown and murky. No garbage though to Jordan and Israel's credit. We figured it was a security risk, and we heard from other travellers that when they went, they were instructed to strictly avoid trying to talk to anyone on the Israeli side.
Mountain = Mount Nebo
No water, but ...
... Day Spa.... Call me a princess... But think I may be the queen. ( hence I am staying in a palace) Now I am waiting for my driver, returning to Petra to see her lit up by candlelight, listen to local musicians, poetry. Then I'll go into the local village to eat on the streets of Wadi Musa. Tomorrow?? I head for Wadi Rum, to spend the day in the desert, sleep in a Bedouin Tent in the desert, then head to Amman for my last night in Jordan. Enjoy the ...
... visas. A very expensive transit. However, that made lunch cheap. Back to $5 meals. Can't get a bottle of water for $5 in Israel. Amman is a nice airport, though very small, so there's no variety of shops - one of everything, so you exhaust the things to do very quickly. At least they had free wifi.
Late afternoon, after a 6 1/2 hour transit, we boarded our Emirates flight to Dubai. Luckily we could check ...