Jordan – Final Moments & Final Thoughts

Michael and I both liked Jordan.  A lot. Dead Sea Spa Hotel, Madaba Breakfast at the Dead Sea Spa Hotel!  The birds would take food out of our hands! Morning view of Israel while we ate breakfast at the Dead Sea Spa Hotel! The afternoon Michael and I checked out of the Dead Sea Spa…

Amman, Jordan – Walk About & “The Scam!”

Our final afternoon in Jordan was a walk around the area of our hotel, Gerasa Hotel. A Jerusalem Hotel! Cool manhole covers: A place where smokers can buy their cancer! Liquor stores! Mosques: Fun people!The busy, main street had a pedestrian bridge! View from the pedestrian bridge! And underground pedestrian walkways, lined with little shops…

Madaba, Jordan – The Dead Sea

Never, EVER did I think that swimming in the Dead Sea would burn my bum! Burn my eyes, yes!  Burn my bum, NO!!!!! Well, more specifically my anus! Yup – so much so, and so painful it was – that I was heartbroken to think I would not be able to float and enjoy this…

Wadi Rum, Jordan – Part IX – Final Moments

I enjoyed some time in the morning to wander around the camp and take some final pictures… The sand was so beautiful…like an orange sea with waves. The sand wasn’t as hot as the afternoon sand the day before, but hot enough! Weird tracks in the sand!  Lizards maybe? The view! This was the location…

Wadi Rum, Jordan – Part VII – Zarb – Bedouin Barbecue

The highlight of the evening was the Zarb – a Bedouin barbecue. Michael and I no longer eat meat, but can still appreciate that the chicken and lamb were slowly roasted in this underground barbecue for at least 3 hours! Bedouin in the entire Arab Peninsula have cooked their food underground, in earth ovens for…

Wadi Rum, Jordan – Part III – Desert Tour – Alameleh Inscriptions

Our second stop was this section of rock carved with petroglyphs and graffiti.  I can’t remember exactly what our guide told us, except that he referred to the markings as graffiti by ancient Bedouin traders. What little information I was able to find on the internet was this: these markings are throughout Wadi Rum. they…