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From Wadi Musa we proceeded North to the twin castles of Shobuck (where the local guides have made a halfhearted attempt to dress in late byzantine style despite being a Crusader castle, the other half of their heart dedicated to smoking cigarettes in the shade. Considering there is no entrance fee I can only surmise that they are either paid for this dubious costumery by the inscrutable government of Jordan and their much beloved young out-and-about King, or their presence is ...
finally, I slept through a whole night without waking up at 4 in the morning and not being able to get back to sleep. I feel fantastic, that was definitely missing.
Today, I am having a day off; I may stroll through town a little later, but just a little. Here is a good place to chill; I'm still at Mariam hotel, a lovely place; breakfast here is fantastic, and slowly I am getting used to eating that early in the ...
... differences into a wonderfully hospitable and caring family. We stayed up with the girls at their home until nearly 2am, since everyone is up all night during Ramadan. They painted our nails, made us try on their jewelry, taught us bad words in Arabic, gave us dinner, coffee, tea, coffee, dessert, tea, coffee, shisha, more tea, popcorn, more dessert, juice, and more juice. We had a great time with these girls, and with the family overall..although I did ...
... side of the river. There we could see the Jordan River's current day flow, and across the river - which could not have been more than 15 feet wide - we witnessed baptisms taking place on the Israeli side of the Jordan. Believers dressed in white robes were immersing themselves in the river at one entry point while beliefs from Ethiopia were being baptized slightly down river. On the Jordan side, a group was gathering to celebrate the baptism of ...
... II held a sermon here that was attended by some 20,000 faithful. On the highest point of the mountain, Syagha, the remains of a church and monastery were discovered in 1933.
The church was first constructed in the second half of the 4th century to commemorate the place of Moses' death. We were running late this day and decided to still go to the site. Unfortunately, the church is under renovation, so we could not enter. But we did head ...
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