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Wadi Arrived at our Regency hotel, best food on our trip. Large buffet and salad bar, scrumptious deserts.
First time our luggage was checked and screened before entering a hotel. Next morning early wake up call 5:30 and on the bus by 7.
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Stop 1 - Wadi Mojiib known as Arnon Valley in the Bible. …
Left hotel to leave Israel. Delayed 3 hours due to missing papers to enter Jordan and then waiting for new bus because of snow and ice. Patience patience patience! 1st stop - Jabbok River, Jacob left land of Israel after Essau sold his birthright to him. This is where God changed Jacob's name. 2nd stop - Jarash - a major Roman city, majestic city …
... the monastery, which we weren't. Its a historical site but again, not really maintained or kept up. There's a wadi (dry riverbed/valley) that we were looking down into with the monastery above us that was littered with soda and water bottles, and even a set of 3 chairs arranged on the bottom in a circle. Kind of weird.
We spent about an hour or so in Jericho and then headed over to the Dead Sea for lunch and swim at the beach.
... traditional sweet treat), then drove north to Jarash. This ancient Roman city has some of the best Roman ruins in the world. They were spectacular! Perhaps the highlight of the day was lunch. This was with M's family at the Palestinian refugee camp, where we were treated to fresh Jordonian dishes as we sat on the floor of his humble lounge room in his 60m square home (he first lived in a tent, then tin shed, and now has divided his 100m2 house allotment with ...