Holiday Inn Amman
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... Finally, we visit the city of Petra! After a few hours drive from the camp, we checked in to our hotel before walking to the entrance. From there, we had to walk 1.6 kilometers through the gorge. The gorge was never wider than 7 or 8 meters across and the walls ran over 100 meters wide. The stone was littered with heavy metals and made for remarkable colour patterns and streaks. The water and rains had made the walls smooth. Every ...
... rich mud from the Dead Sea, revives your skin in the water and with the high mineral content for the water it's very good for your skin. I didn't really care about all that though and was more interested in the floating aspect.
Getting in at first I wasn't sure how it was all going to work and kind of crept in at first. The water was very dense and before I had time to think about it, Iain floated past me at speed yelling out 'Whae hey!!' I decided to ...
... Then from what sounded like Nicam stereo surround sound came that monotone drone of the Imam calling everyone to prayer. My immediate reaction was to fix my stare on the desk so tantalisingly close, expecting the staff to down tools and head for the nearest prayer room or mosque. Our luck had begun to change as the BA staff work through the chanting, working relentlessly to process all passengers as quickly as possible (regardless of how long it was taking!)
It had taken ...
... a random New Zealander that Leena found), Mike and I headed off to do a self guided walking tour of Amman. We started at the Citadel which is on top of a hill and has loads of Roman ruins. The archeological museum is there. It is small but very well ordered. After some up hill and down dale walking we stopped at a coffee shop and I had a really good Turkish coffee. We continued along the route past the amphitheatre and Nymphaeum, then went into ...
... my efforts.
I'm liking Amman. There's not a whole lot in the city, but it seems to be a convenient base to trip out to other places in Jordan. If I had more time and was better organised I'd check out the Wadi Rum desert and go adventuring. But I guess not having done so gives me a reason to come back.
PS - I think I've finally got the hang of looking the right way when crossing streets. Now that I've said this, I'll probably cause an accident ...