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... If we thought that we wouldn’t have trouble in Africa, Rory and I would have loved to have squeezed in Israel too!
Next stop was Mount Nebo. This was where Jesus showed Moses the promised land. Its also where its believed Moses was buried at the age of 120. The locals are doing a lot of refurbishment here so we were not able to see too many of the mosaics or the church here.
But if mosaics are your thing – Madaba is the place to go! We visited ...
... and as much as I'd like to see the view from the top of the monastery, I can't bring myself to ride an animal that's in poor condition in that kind of heat. But I also am in no shape (nor have the appropriate shoes) to walk up 800 stairs. Maybe other visitors don't care whether the mules are overworked and neglected, but I do.
In any case, I'm sure I'll have quite an experience tomorrow.
We have flown over Afghanistan and Pakistan on our way to Amman, Jordan. I realize that will probably be the closest I get to these two countries in this lifetime.
You are probably thinking that we are crazy flying into the Middle East with our kids. Trust me, I had those same thoughts as we were boarding the plane in Delhi, especially since Syria shares a border with Jordan. I had done my research on Jordan and talked to some people who had visited ...
... citizenship in the countries they’ve been living in for the last 63 years.
Yes, I wish I had gone to visit that “Camp” and see for myself.
Back in Amman
Heading back to Amman, the minibus is heading to a station at the north side of town, so I get off and head towards the downtown on foot. I do fine until I reach the Damascus bus station where I was earlier today—but then I try doing ...
Day 020: 7 hours, 5.8 kms
total kms: 45.2 kms
We speed along the modern King's Highway towards Amman, past an endless moonscape—except for an occasional cement factory or chicken farm. It seems nature has been quite stingy with Jordan, compared to surrounding countries, but Jordan is trying to make the best of the little that they have. It seems to be the mirror opposite of Egypt, which is blessed with so much, and yet ...