Holiday Inn Amman
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... on our last Thursday morning and were off to Petra by 7 am. We got to Petra around 12 and began the 1 1/2 mile walk to the heart of the city. Petra was the capital of a nomadic people, the Nebataean's, empire during the 1st century BC. Sitting at a crossroads of two trade routes, Petra flourished as a center of commerce and its population soured, at points, to over 20,000. As you exit a narrow gouge in the rock after your 1 1/2 mile hike, the first thing you see is a ...
... of sun I was content to head back to Amman. Unsure of where to get off in Amman, I decided to get off once we were well into Amman; thinking I could walk back to Iain's. Mistake! After an hour of walking next to a highway, negotiating roundabouts, I was still along way off and hot! To make matters worse, the one time I needed a taxi, they were whizzing past all full which was probably payback for all the times I ignored Tuk Tuk drivers. Eventually, I got in a taxi with a guy who ...
... of the past ½ hour, we had lost our place in line.
What seemed like an age, was. Almost four hours had passed since the last paragraph of this blog entry!! The queue had slowly worn down and now only one customer stood between us and check-in. This had been a painfully sluggish process so far. Speaking of slugs, the movement of the queue had been so slow, I doubt our progress up the ranks had been visible to the human eye!!
Next in line. It was a long time ...
... is half Spanish, from the Canary Islands, and half Jordanian, and now he is married to a German woman. He had this dream of starting outdoor sports in Jordan. This is when you're probably thinking, wait those don't exist? Well they didn't, not until Hakim came along that is.
In Jordan, there is the Jordanian rift valley. Basically, the two tectonic plates beneath Jordan have been separating for millions of years, at rate of 20cm per year. That's crazy right?! ...
... for breakfast, if you're lucky it might be warmed on the fire, but usually it's straight from the refrigerator, and again it's pita, not even real bread. So at breakfast they gave us huge plates of bread and our own toaster. OMG, we went crazy. We each had like four pieces of toast every morning. It became a joke, like of all things, that toast. The jam was also amazing, which just made the toast better. I think it was some homemade tropical fruit jam. So good. We also had papaya, ...