Madaba, Mount Nebo, and the Hot Springs
Trip Start Jan 18, 2008
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After wandering around Madaba for a good time (all of Madaba reminds me of downtown Amman) we started to drive towards Mount Nebo. On the way we saw a sign for Moses Springs so decided to go check it out
After that we drove to the Hot Springs in Ma'en. The drive there is completely desert and nothingness. Then, all of a sudden you start going down into a valley and green appears! It's so beautiful and lush there and the 10 JDs we each had to pay to get in was well worth it. The hot spring is a fairly small area and I was glad we had come on a week day when there were few tourists or families around. There is an area at the very top which is like a sauna because the water is so scalding hot. The next level is still pretty hot and I recommend not stepping directly in the water where the waterfall comes down (from experience), the next level is bearable and there was one guy meditating underneath the waterfall for I don't know how long, the fourth level is where I mostly hung out in which feels like a hot tub, and the fifth level is just warm. I decided to wear my swimsuit and not care about traditions or men staring and it was very liberating!
Once we were done relaxing we drove back to Madaba and had dinner outside at a nice Lebanese restaurant. I was so surprised at how cheap the food was here compared to Amman!! Following dinner we drove back to Amman. It was a fun day and I enjoyed getting out of Amman and seeing more sites in Jordan.