Orchid Reef Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... of day four and were picked up by a new driver and guide to be taken to Petra. We had some really interesting discussions with our guide on the trip to Petra about Jordan, Jordainian culture and Islam. The conversation got pretty personal pretty quickly and we learnt all about Jordainian/Jordanian muslim views on marriage, sex, politics etc etc.
It turned out however that our guide was not so interesting when describing ...
... one of the drinks waiters made up a special brandy, lemon and honey cocktail for him. All he could was to say "thag you berry buch" and then dissolve into another fit of coughing, wheezing and other unpleasant biological noises. The onboard shop has sold out of strepsils, coldral, cough mixtures and anything else useful. Apparently there is a witch doctor selling magic m and m's on deck six that we're going to track down. Oh well, it can't last forever ... can ...
... face. What is incredible about them, and the other carved out buildings throughout the site is that they were all carved from the top down and it was essential that no mistakes be made, or it would destroy the whole project. It has to be seen to be believed. To top it all off, one of the bedouins climbed to the top of the vessel at the top of the monastery and did a freestanding handstand. We were all holdng our breathes for that one!
Day 5 was a day ...
... to find him. Muhammad had made hot Bedouin tea which is black tea with sage. It tasted delicious with the sage. For lunch we had tuna, bread, tomato, cucumber, and some snacks. It was all delicious and I ate it with joy considering how hungry I was. We had some extra time there before we continued. After our trek around we made a few more stops before we made it to our sunset location. We watched a beautiful sunset ...
... is super. It’s perched on a hill overlooking the sea and central to all the dive/ snorkeling spots. On that afternoon we spend about 3 hours snorkeling around the reef, and it included a big barge ship that was sunk about 30 years ago. That was really something to see… especially how the rays of light danced off of it. Unfortunately, no underwater camera for us, so there are no pictures of the fishies and coral. You’ll have ...