Jordan!: Wadi Rum and Petra Hotel
Trip Start Jun 11, 2007
48Trip End Jul 26, 2007
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On the other side there was a guy waiting for us with a sign who ushered us through the visa process and introduced us to our guide for the next three days: Abu Rabia, a friendly 26-year old Jordanian who introduced us to local music such as Akon, R Kelly and Justin Timberlake.
From the border he drove us to Wadi Rum, a desert full of awesome mountains and rock formations
After Wadi Rum we went to our hotel (a four-star upgrade per the recommendation of the travel agent) which was really nice. We hung out by the pool and played ping pong before going to a Turkish Bath which involved a too hot sauna, a hot stone table and a sketchy dude scrubbing us down. It was an experience. Physically and socially uncomfortable, but an experience nonetheless.
That night we went for shisha (smoking tobacco from a hookah) and beers with Rabia. We were total lightweights while he was a monster on the pipe. I guess we still have a lot to learn. From there we went to bed early for the next morning.