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... the bus in Nuweiba, we did pick up another non-local there.
His name was Hyeok Jin Kown and he came from South Korea. Like me, he was 30 years old (though 32 in Korean years, as he explained: you turn 1 the day you are born, and all Koreans age a year every 1st of January) and making a trip around the world. And like me, he would be taking the boat to Aqaba today. We formed an instant bond.
Together we worked out where to go to buy ...
... later on in the week.
We drove for about 2 ½ hours until we came to Petra. However, along the way we saw our first camels roaming around on the arid dessert floor. They were not very big, on the skinny side. We saw many herds of sheep, some donkeys.
The sun was out and the sky was blue, but the temps were not yet hot. It was predicted it would hit 100 degrees. Petra, Jordan, is home of the Treasury which is ...
... can experience the freedom of being stark naked and showering outdoors. It really was quite liberating :)
After brekky and packing up we headed out of the desert, through Rum Village again and back onto the main road set for Aqaba. I have never spent time in the desert before and I actually really enjoyed it in the end.
It was baking outside, we hit 38 degrees!! We checked out a few campsites on the beach but the wind was blowing a ...
... hours north is the ancient city of Petra, one of the absolute "must see" sights of Jordan. Appearing like a place from another world, it was built by the Nabataeans more than 2200 years ago. Nabataeans are remarkable people who flourished in northern Arabia during the time of the Roman Empire. They are one of the most gifted people in history & were ancient tribes who originally came from the Arabian Peninsula more ...
... 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 ...