Days Inn Hotel Aqaba
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... people around 300BC it was taken over by the Romans around 100 AD. The city fell into ruins and remained "lost" until 1812.
Petra appears on Doc Campbell’s list of things to see before you die. Those of you who have followed my previous blogs will be familiar with this.
The bus ride to Petra took us through the Wadi Rum desert ( where Lawrence of Arabia was filmed) and then up into some high, rugged mountains. The guide kept up ...
... the Djinn (genie or spirit) blocks, so called because the Bedouins believed the blocks housed spirits. Now they are believed to be tombs or monuments to the dead. The first of the monuments carved into the walls of the canyon was the Obelisk Tomb and Bab as-Sig Triclinium. The Triclinium is where funeral services were held. It was amazing to see the work that these people did, but these first monuments were only the beginning. Soon we reached the dam and tunnel near the entrance ...
... to the canyon were amazing and the grandeur of the Monastery magnificent. Bruce even gave up his "Indy" hat for a keffiyeh (Arab head scarf) to protect the scalp. Ruth and Paula explored the village of Wadi Musa and the amenities of the hotel which in fact is built around an ancient ruin including what was once a tomb and is now the "cave bar". Met up with our taxi driver for the 2 hour drive back to Aqaba, a modern ...
... or so later, the ticket office opened and out of nowhere a bunch of Egyptian truckers appeared, once more crowding the ticket office in front of us, yelling things through the window. We did manage to buy our tickets eventually, and when the (false) announcement that the ferry would be leaving 'now' scared us into sudden action, we made our way to the passenger terminal. Where we proceeded to wait for some time.
I must admit I hadn't ...
... ride to Jordan. After going through Egyptian immigration I waited in the ferry holding station with half on Egypt blowing smoke in my face around 2:30pm there was sudden movement as people rushed to the bus that drove us to the ferry. Entering the ferry I was order to hand over my passport that they promised to return once in Jordan this was ...