Tobya Boutique Hotel
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... over today.
Then it was on to the third main cultural influence that came to prominence in Jordan in the 20th century - McDonalds. Lunch. The same pattern all over the known world. "Will that be a super size meal?", and then they serve half of it on to the tray to get cold while the rest is prepared. The Big Mac index in Jordan is AU$5.20, so food is quite cheap, as you will no doubt have remembered from our $3 meals in Amman.
Back to the hotel mid afternoon to ...
... of quality. Got a scarf to tie around my waist and got Kent a haircut in a local barber shop. Nice young man did the job and his friend was friendly and shared a lot about the life there. He had lived in Canada for a small time so was easy to speak to.
Made our way back to the ship and even spent time beside the pool too. Watched Les Miserables on the big outdoor screen in the evening and loved ...
The hotel receptionist helped me out, cleaning my wound with alcohol (OWWW) before taking me to a pharmacy nearby, as he had no bandaging. A curious old man, the owner of a souvenir shop beside the pharmacy, came in with us. The pharmacist was a woman in niqab (wearing the full face veil save for the eye slit) - obviously for a Muslim woman that devout, she couldn't touch or treat me. Handing over more alcohol, gauze, ...
... many Egyptians could afford this.
We took the fast ferry as it seemed crazy to go through all the hassle of driving 6km to the port, at midnight to take a slower ferry to Nuwebia. However, the fast ferry was out of commission for maintenance, so we were sent to a different office to take a different fast ferry that was also operated by AB Maritime (we were confused why we couldn’t book it from the same office). The new office was another ten minutes walk from the ...
... around a tractor and an old women walking on the other shoulder as we carrened down the road. This was a little hair raising, the only thing missing was a bus full of orphans and a cart full of fruit to plow in to. We narrowly missed the tanker, the old women narrowly escapes with her life and the cabbie gets back on the gas pedal. We were so elated, we were still in time to catch the ferry! In fact we had plenty of time since the ferry didn't really leave ...