Evason Ma'In Hot Springs
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... for lunch and then set out again. This time we were off to Mount Zion or the western hill across the valley from the Mount of Olives. We headed to a site firstly regarded as the setting for Pentecost and then later as the room used to celebrate the Last Supper. There used to be a Byzantine church there but later it became a mosque. Noticeable are Arabic lettering and a motif indicating the direction of Mecca. Now it is part of a Hebrew school. This is typical of the Holy Land ...
... going to pay him to guide me to places I already knew how to get to. When I politely but firmly rejected his offer, he cursed me in Hebrew, called me a "piece of garbage tourist" and predicted that I would eat falafel! Well, I have been called worse, and I DO like falafel! Unperturbed, I carried on through the Jewish Quarter to the Burnt House. One thing you have to understand about Jerusalem is that it is almost older than dirt! Every time anyone digs a hole, ...
... This old city was abuzz with the holy - self-important orthodox jews with their hats, earlocks, beards and black formal attire, priests and Arabs, all seemingly in peaceful co-existence.
It took us awhile to locate Jafar's Sweets shop, best known for its 'kunefe' in Jerusalem. Someone had published on a website that if you hadn't eaten a Jafar kunefe, you cannot say you've been to Jerusalem! Well, it was certainly delicious but had ...
Today was what some what some might consider a "tourist" day. We started the day with a hike in Ein Gedi. For those that don't know Ein Gedi is a desert oasis; It is a series of mountains with waterfalls flowing through them. Is was so beautiful to see the blend of the two very different environments. We went from sweating under the sun to feeling the coolness of the waterfalls. From Ein Gedi we moved across the street to the Dead ...
Water above = waterfalls at Hamamet Ma'in (Ma'in Hot Springs)
This was the first significantly uncomfortable "local" experience I had. Our taxi driver couldn't convey it to us, but I think he tried. We paid 30 JD (about $50) to spend 1 hour being stared at, slightly shunned (me), then warmly greeted while wearing bathing shorts and a tank top.
Let me explain.
About 99% of the guests at the hot springs are locals.