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... over today.
Then it was on to the third main cultural influence that came to prominence in Jordan in the 20th century - McDonalds. Lunch. The same pattern all over the known world. "Will that be a super size meal?", and then they serve half of it on to the tray to get cold while the rest is prepared. The Big Mac index in Jordan is AU$5.20, so food is quite cheap, as you will no doubt have remembered from our $3 meals in Amman.
Back to the hotel mid afternoon to ...
... very calmly, into the night,a sea day tomorrow,and then we have the Suez Canal... We are very busy seeing and learning such amazing things... Early this morning our phone announced we were in Egypt and when we looked out we were a stones throw from , closest yet,Sharm El Shiek and the Sinai Peninsular, a resort part of Egypt ,such a surprise,and we watched for probably nearly an hour...we then turned to head up to the Canal... We have sailed up the coast of Egypt ...
... for a good dinner after a number of days of not eating much. After which we went for a walk around the city. It looks as though a lot of work has gone into making Aqaba nice, and its a big tourist destination for its Red Sea diving. Interestingly the Battle of Aqaba was a turning point for the Ottoman Empire in World War 1, with Lawrence of Arabia being instrumental in suggesting and arranging the ...
... as it meant walking past all the local men and having hundreds of pairs of eyes checking you out. So when I did venture out of my seat it was always with a guy from our group., I walked just behind him and kept my eyes down. Most of the time was spent in our seats, reading or snoozing. Rude awakening when the prayer call came on over the loud speakers (one right near us). Arrived at the port of Aqaba in Jordan. Thanks to Mike’s ...
... and Byzantine rule ended, Petra became lost in the darkness of the Islamic world. It was resurrected by the Crusades when it became a fort. Once the crusades ended, Petra was lost again and inhabited by Bedouins. It remained unknown to the world until it was discovered by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812. In 1929 George Horsfield and his British team began ...
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