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11.15.09/11.16.09 Traveling Through Jordan To Amman
I had a bad night of sleep last night – now that the cat's out of the bag, it was more icky stomach stuff – so I woke up today (11.15.09) a little cranky. However, the morning did improve after another great breakfast at our village-y hotel, and after our first stops of the …
... head to Madaba, a town with the biggest Christian community in Jordan and, apparantly, full of mosaics.
From there I will attempt to go and stay in the Nature Reserve near the Dead Sea. No plans yet, but it feels good to have one for tomorrow.
I'm not quite sure about which route to take through Jordan; it was a bit late to get a Visa to Israel when I left Germany. The nearest border crossing between Amman and Jerusalem is the legendary King ...
... Dimanche. Bon, ça tombait bien puisque techniquement en Jordanie Samedi c'est Dimanche. On est donc parties faire du shopping pour trouver un cadeau d'anniversaire pour une amie sur Rainbow Street. La rue sans doute la plus hipster du pays. Café à la mode, magasins de fringues à la mode et jeunes à la mode partout.
J'ai essayé de ne pas me transformer moi-même en hipster mais le magasin Mlabbas a eu le meilleur de moi-même et ...
... were amazing, stawberries still a little early but delicious.
Back to the car we set off for Mount Nebo - surprisingly we got lost (this was becoming a feature), but this did give us a lovely 'guided' tour of Madaba. Mount Nebo is very very close to Madaba, we passed a great many craft shops which seem to be a feature of this part of Jordan. Tourist attractions in the UK tend to have massive pay and display car parks, and a long walk to the attraction. ...
... CE) and elaborate mosaic floors that have been unearthed all over the city. Several workshops are still actively producing mosaic crafts for export around the world. At one point we randomly came across a mosaic I had studied in my 11th grade humanities class...more miraculous was that I remembered it! From Madaba, we went on a day trip to Mt. Nebo (where Moses did something), Bethany-Beyond-the-Jordan (where Jesus was baptised), and the Dead Sea (where something ...
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