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Travel Blogs from Madaba
... in the desert, a waterfall, People were laughing and playing in the water, Ibex trotted around disturbing the rock and sand around us. We saw numerous birds all camouflaged with their surroundings, also there were some curious looking gofer animals called Rock Hyax's, they were running around on the ground and feeding on the leaves in the tree.
Moving on to our last stop of the day, Ein Gedi Dead Sea Resort (free entry with our accommodation). We were just ...
Just 30km from Amman, along the 5,000-year-old Kingsī Highway, is one of the most memorable places in the Holy Land. After passing through a string of ancient sites, the first city you reach is Madaba, known as the “City of Mosaics."
Best known for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, Madaba is home to ...
... that no matter what we did, we ended up in the slowest line.
Finally we met up with our Christian Palestinian guide, Samir, and followed the Jericho road into Israel. Our fellow traveler Becky had "Jerusalem" queued up to play as we came out of a tunnel and got our first glimpse of the city. The sunset was just lighting up the gold dome of the Al-Aqsa mosque on the temple mount - a sight I'll never forget. I pinched myself several times to make sure I ...
... of some larger, elaborate and gestalt practical-joke beyond our powers of comprehension. In addition to an illustrious career as a thousand year old, shoulder high ruin proclaiming lasting victory of Crescent over Cross, deep into the bowels of the hill upon which this bygone sentinel and it's inscrutable anachronistic inhabitants lies an in-tact emergency escape tunnel. It was built should the castle ever fall to allow the natives a last desperate avenue for retreat ...
... had a huge plate of pancakes with sirup and honey figs, scrambled egg and melon.
I already had a swim in the pool (its freezing) and am now finding the time to blog a little more extensively.
Yesterday I walked through Madaba and had a look at all the sights here in the morning. Here a little historical abstract for you.
Madaba has been inhabited for around 4.500 years (remember, we're in Old-Testament lands); it was ...
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