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So I had all intentions of posting here right before I left
the states, but with all the packing and preparation that I needed to do for
this trip, I ended up running out of time.
journey to Amman was nothing really special- - Three flights, one of them was
delayed, but still got us to Vienna in time to make our last flight. Honestly for most of my journey to Amman I
was worried about not completing my first ...
... of Jordan. I was frankly nervous as my daughter has long been prone to car sickness but to our relief she was not even queezy. It is stunning scenery and we stopped to take photos and get some air. The canyon is part of the Rift Valley and the bare sandstone shows clear stratification with pale and darker distinct layers. The road is steep and winding but is quite gentle and we stopped for lunch before visiting the Crusader Fortress of Kerak.
Kerak was the highlight ...
... 1 mile radius.
The interesting thing though was that when we went to the roman baths in the complex, my experience was quite different. Once I entered the female only roman bath, I was almost immediately greeted by the few local girls in the bath. They tried to strike up a friendly conversation. They were NOT covered from head to toe, though still modestly compared to most North Americans. But here, I was "appropriately" dressed ...
... Dead Sea is actually a saltwater lake. There is no marine life in the Dead Sea hence the name. Apparently Cleopatra loved the Dead Sea so much, she ordered that cosmetic factories and resorts be built along its shores.
At 417 meters below sea level it is the lowest point on the Earth's Surface so it's no wonder our ears were popping during the ride here.
So here we were folks at the Dead Sea Spa. Our ...
... us some 50 so we had a laugh. The affix here is crazy. No lanes marked on the roads, envy one bios their horn and cuts into everyone else. They park anywhere and everywhere, on corners, at angles.. We hailed a cab on a roundabout and it stopped and picked us up. Incredible. Spent the arvo around the pool having a few drinks, me in the sun reading and Vince under a brolly. Finished my book and shed a few tears. Now time for ...