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... photos because the backdrop was so gorgeous. Speaking of gorgeous, who knew the Bedouins were so good looking? These tanned men with eye liner were definitely a welcomed surprise! The Bedouins (desert dwellers) are a nomadic group of Arabs that occupy the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East, and a lot of them are hot! Sorry, I digressed. Back to Petra. The city is so much bigger than I ever expected. It would have been better to see ...
... was for Meg who frequently smoked Shishas when she was an exchange student in Vienna). We continued on and somehow accidentally managed to wind our way down and through the streets into downtown Amman. This kind of reminded me of an Arabic version of many of the street sites I have seen in Asian countries. It was crazy busy with so many people, and filled with spices/food/livestock but most noticeably LOTS of Arabic men ...
... and associated products. We also went to an "art" shop, which had lovely souvenir type things, eg. cushion covers, pottery, but at huge prices.
Also on our walk were another couple of regular souvenir shops, absolutely crammed with bits and pieces.
Then we arrived at Ararat. Emma ordered for us (her favourite dishes), so we had lots of little dishes shared. Absolutely delicious, especially ...
... walk about. I'm not taking any knocks against Egypt, since those factors give the place character. It's just that it's a welcome change of pace after the past week. I had a fairly cruisy day. I slept in, arranged some washing, and didn't emerge until around midday. The hotel owner conveniently drew me a map last night showing all of the key retaurants, shops and major sights. My first mission was to find coffee. I found a nice cafe and discovered that ...
... t handle the water flow. Whole
families were out sledding on the hill by our apartment. In all our
preparations and my excitement to go sledding, I did not think of
buying a large tray to go sledding on. Opps. Halas. Tomorrow we have
a sledding date, so I will try tray-sledding then.
During our walk and snowman building
mission we stopped at McDonalds in the mall for something to drink
because the café we ...