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The King's Way highway to Amman. Karek Castle, Mount Nebo and Hukas.
Today we leave Wadi Musa. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Valley Stars hotel and hate to go. Ibrahim set up a van and tour guide for us to drive on the kings high to Amman. Our van drivers name is Sallah and has …
The city is modern and full of life with a definite Arabic personality, but without the flash and glamour of Dubai. We quickly determined that we need to spend more time in Amman than originally planned. Once again the Jordanian hospitality is epic as Hassan was the perfect host.
Tomorrow we start exploring the rest of the country. First up, the lowest place on earth - the Dead Sea.
... one hour in our seats. Great. One more gin please. Then I had the pleasure to see that THY broke my luggage. Again. Great*2.
The driver was here waiting for me (thank God) but we couldn't leave the damn airport because some angry dudes started fighting with some other angrier dudes at the parking's exit. The jordanian cavalry finally arrived, freed us and I was off leaving the broken doors and riots behind me.
... through stark and forlorn ruins, taste the deep stillness of the desert and lie glutting myself in the fleshpots of Aqaba and Beirut. In the ragged disparities of the modern Middle East I hope to expunge my recent London malaise of commute, desk and home to find something utterly different, a new way of seeing. I can't think about my career in London anymore. I must escape its opacity to be healed on distant shores. Perhaps here I will find resolution?
... I went for a swim. Actually only Meg went for a swim, it was a chilly morning.
The day had been planned out over breakfast, a walk into Madaba to buy supplies for lunch - probably Khobz, and other delights, I would brave buying a SIM card for my phone, a visit to the ancient map of the region in the Greek Orthodox Church, a trip to Mount Nebo to see if we could find Adam's view and to fill in a gap in my memory, then lunch probably en route to Aqaba (300 ...