The Olive Branch Hotel
Travel Blogs from Jerash
Journey in Jordan We bid Israel goodbye, crossed back over the Jordan River and returned to Amman to view the Citadel, ruins of the site where David sent his men to fight the Ammonites, and the valley below it where a Palestinian refugee camp still exists from the 1967 war. We then took the road of the Beka Valley, another refugee camp and site of the Allied ...
... reconstructed. It is where the gladiators jousted and races were held.
We saw the Temple to Zeus.
And the Oval Plaza, ie, the town square.
We walked along the splendid avenues lined with graceful colonnades.
We passed by the Temple to the Water Nymphs.
We saw the Temple to Artemis.
Then we drove another 45 minutes to the Fortress in Ajlun. We passed fertile green hills lined with olive groves. ...
Known as the "Pompeii of Asia", the ruins of the Roman city at Jerash are the most intact I've seen anywhere so far. Butting up against the edge of the modern day city, the site includes a forum, 2 amphitheatres, an obvious "Cardo Maxiums" (main north/south artery) with perfectly aligned columns, temples to Zeus and Artemis, a cathedral and a Nymphaeum (fountain), among other structures, mostly from around the 1st century AD. It wasn't much of a stretch ...
... 100m in no man's land between Jordan and Israel, spontaneously shared a cab with a Spanish couple to the bus station, nearly got on the wrong bus, and finally got to our hostel where we ended up getting the super duper grumpy bald dude at front desk that we read we should avoid. As luck would have it, he was the one we ...
Perhaps the best way ever to start a day is to float in the Dead Sea! Ten times saltier than normal water and full of minerals, it does leave one feeling very refreshed and smooth! Sadly, we had less than one hour floating and were heading off to another 'dead' place - Masada. Masada was Herod's fortress in the desert, ready for his protection if needed. It is located 450m high on a desert cliff, reachable by a cable car or a 40 minute snaking, mountain-side walk (that Karen, Jez ...
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