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... will be the videos I took on this trip, one of which is the tram ride up to Masada.
The teacher, the teacher . . .some may not know
Masada was built (approx 37 BCE to 4 BCE) by Herod who was king of Judea in the style of the Roman East. It was built as a refuge against his enemies and also a winter palace. As we walked around I could ...
... huge dust clouds which had formed. From the highway, we could watch the clouds of sands build and sweep across, obscuring the views in the distance. I knew that with these conditions, and the heat in the Jordan Valley, there would be no views from Mr. Nebo. While nice, the church there is not worth seeing on its own. I called an audible and aborted the GPS route to Mt. Nebo and headed straight to Madaba. Lots of new highway construction between Amman ...
... It was truly an oasis in the middle of desolation. For dinner we ate outside, at a "bedouin-themed" restaurant called Shrak, in which hummus was prominently featured. The meal was wonderful, and the chef came out twice to ask if we were happy. It was hard to imagine that they day had begun in Madaba and all the frustration with the rental car, and we were ending it seaside on memory-foam mattresses with a pillow menu.
... he and I managed to fold down the backseat and extract our luggage via the back doors.
The hotel was brand new and very welcoming after the very long trip. He got us settled, and even turned on the TV and set it up so Anna could watch the end of Lord of the Rings -- as if we had ANYTHING on our mind other than sleep. It was nearly 2:00am, and we all collapsed in bed. Any thoughts of showering were quickly dispensed.
... surprised or disappointed to note that the vultures were high above the gorge or right on the other side, far away from prying eyes.
Another walk leads to the end of the gorge and Israel's highest waterfall. It was a muddy walk with that thick, sticky, clay which soon turns boots into lead weights but it was enlivened by some interesting sights including a deserted and ruined Syrian village and the hatching, if that is the correct terminology, of ...