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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel am Park Machern
what a place. genuinely five stars, but be prepared to be overwhelmed by the crowds. the buffet breakfast goes on for miles and they have a pretty sweet set up for swimming in the Dead Sea.
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Travel Blogs from Wadi Musa
... There were another 22 travellers expected, for that is what we are. It is very rare that people spend more than a night at the Bedouin camp. We are considered to be travellers passing though for which a warm welcome and big Bedouin hospitality is always waiting.
Our hosts asked if we had any plans for this afternoon. We had planned on visiting Little Petra. An archaeological site not on the scale of its twin town "Big Petra" but still full of carvings. Jane, ...
... in to our journey, up ahead in the distance I saw a shimmering light (Maybe the inspiration is here after all!!) This happened to be the blinking of a police light together with a uniformed officer standing in the road with a reflective bat, beckoning us to pull over. Roisin, parked up behind a slightly larger car that had also been pulled over. The police officer had a good command of English and asked politely for the driving licence and the car registration card. Both ...
... it is one of their major highways. LOTS of interesting sights to see in terms of people and animals along the way. I so wanted at times to stop and take a photo but would feel a bit rude just randomly stopping for pics like these. So many camels, donkeys, herds of goats and sheep always with a shepherd in tow. It was noticeable that in some areas women wearing the full burka were more evident than others. Shardi explained this is because some villages ...
... us one after the other. After our scrubbing we went back to the hotel and then out for dinner. Food choices are not awesome in Petra and prices are a bit inflated but it was ok. Zuhair had mentioned the Movenpick hotel chain and their ice cream a few times so we went there. I had maple walnut. It was ok but I think way overrated. I've had way better ice cream at home. We returned to the hotel and went to bed. We were getting up at five so that we ...
... to finish packing and as we went out a
door, a man came up to us saying he had been sent my the guys at the bus stop
because we wanted to go to Petra and he would drive us. Now although we
had no intention of taking a taxi there, he had been waiting for so long for us
that he dropped his prices to that of the buses. We realised he wasn't a
registered taxi driver but more some guy who wanted to head home and we were a
way to pay for his ...