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... riders returned, a satisfying freshly cooked omelette, compared to the stale eggs that we'd had in hotels all week, which had probably been there since Moses was a boy.
A short drive later we were in Aqaba, the Monaco of Jordan, although a substantially worse version of it. Actually if might be fairer to call it the Bognor Regis of Jordan. A very uninspiring seaside town, but the best of it was off the coast, so we were bundled onto a boat ...
... Although they aren’t as impressive as the Treasury, you have to appreciate the effort it must have taken to create these giant monuments. I wonder if it was done with slave labor.
We chose not to hire a camel or donkey from one of the many men who were rather aggressive in their sales pitches. So were young boys and girls trying to sell bracelets and necklaces. They were only one dollar apiece, until ...
April 2, 2015
After yesterday’s foolishness, we sailed into the port of Aquaba, Jordan. Aquaba was freed from the control of the Ottoman Empire in 1917 under the leadership of T.E. Lawrence aka "Lawrence of Arabia." Jordan is now ruled by King Hussein and Queen Noor.
This area’s biggest attraction is the lost city of Petra, "The Rose Red City" so called because it has been carved out of pink coloured cliffs. Originally built by ...
... meter of snow on the ground. Now, in spring, the mountains were greening up and the fields that were planted in grains by the Bedouin herders were just sprouting. We made a rest brief stop in the mountains and one more stop for a panoramic view over the modern city and the entrance to the ancient city of Petra. On the top of one of the mountains above Petra is Aaron’s Shrine, said to be the place where Aaron, the brother of Moses is buried. Petra lies in Musa (Moses) Wadi.
... Tomorrow we will depart for Abu Dhabi for a very brief stopover on the way home. Thank you for the comments and feedback. Part of the aim of TravelPod was to let family and friends know where we were , a little part was to make some want to visit some of these beautiful places, and also to help us remember in future which photo was where! I have enjoyed writing it. I hope some of you have enjoyed reading it too. Au revoir! ...