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Well we have finally arrived in Amman, the capital city of Jordan in the middle of a sandstorm. A wander along the streets of Amman this afternoon was very interesting. So many men, women seldom seen. We head off to Petra tomorrow where the tour really begins. We are really looking forward to getting some shuteye tonight. Mrs …
It was a long journey to Jordan. 9 hours to Bang Kok, about 31/2 hours in transit (a lot of that spent on walking from the arrival terminal to the transit terminal - must have been nearly 3 kilometres) and a further 9 hours from Bang Kok to Cairo, a further short journey from Cairo to Amman. We were met by the tourist company, Tropicana Tours Rep …
As a small country sharing borders with Syria, Iraq, Egypt, the West Bank, Israel and Saudi Arabia, Jordan is surrounded by neighbors who are in chaos or have had their share of problems in the recent past. Over the years they have taken in hundreds of thousands of refugees escaping war and fighting. In the middle of all this violence, you would think this place would be in rough shape, but things couldn't be further from the ...
... pressurized cabin you would freeze to death in a second and your blood would simply evaporate. But inside you are able to buy cold cans of cider from Ireland or Fuller's beer miles above the Aegean Sea. Here is the paradox then of air travel: it contains both the human essentials - food, shelter etc and the bizarre luxuries that modern life can supply. What does it say about our society if you can buy scent or lottery tickets 35,000ft above where ...
... that it forms part of a vibrant community is an even stranger experience. Case in point the previous evening, at the quite brilliant restaurant, we had two waiters, Michael and Mohammed, both spoke Arabic but I suspect one was a follower of his namesake and the other a follower of Christ. Clearly in this ancient place all things are possible - this place is testament to the fact that peace is possible in this region.
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