Category Archives: Jordan 04/12

And we are back in Addis Ababa

The trip back was a very mixed bag. I managed to get us a 90 minute late check-out, which meant we could enjoy our breakfast in peace, have one last dip in the Dead Sea + mud covering, take a … Continue reading

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Breakfast of the Champions.

One of the highlights here (and something I am looking forward to every morning) is the breakfast. It is a very extensive buffet which is top notch. It includes some of my favorite items like smoked salmon & trout and … Continue reading

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My ear hurts!

No Easter vacation would be complete without seeing a doctor. Last time we had that was actually in Turkey in April 09. But this time it was the return of the evil ear infection, which Julius had not have since … Continue reading

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Face Paint

Nice distraction today after many hours in the pool.

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Dinner @ Ashur

One of the many restaurants at our hotel is called Ashur, great name for an ‘Italian’ restaurant. (Last time we were here, we came from Italy, so no reason to go to a faux Italian restaurant) Very nice setting right … Continue reading

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Dead Sea, then and now

Yes, … I lost weight .. ­čśÇ

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From Petra to the Dead Sea

We left our hotel at around 9 and drove along the south part of the king’s highway towards north. We have not been on that route yet and were tempted to stop by the Dana Nature Reserve, but after reading … Continue reading

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21 km hiking through Petra

After a pretty good night’s sleep, we got up at an ok time to go to the Petra gate to get our tickets. We were a bit baffled about the pricing (50JD per adult per day) but later realized that … Continue reading

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Petra, then and now

Much bigger post for this day is in the works, with plenty more pictures to come!

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Petra, Night Walk!

Gladly one of the 2 nights we are here featured the night walk to Petra again. But it was quite different this time! Seems they have given up on the instructional session which included rules like ‘let’s walk single file’ … Continue reading

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Wadi Mujibh, then and now!

On our way to Wadi Musa, we stopped at the viewpoint over Wadi Mujibh, just like we did 4 years ago. The view was not that great this time thanks to hazy weather, and Julius seemed to be a bit … Continue reading

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Madaba

After getting our rental car, we started driving to Madaba. Last time I got the direction wrong and took us too far south, this time I missed a turn and brought as too far north, into Amman-West. Gladly around there … Continue reading

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Greetings from Jordan!

After a short 4 h (late night) flight we have arrived in Jordan for our ‘spring break’ Like 4 years ago, I was not able to find Madaba right away (it looks easy on the map), but in the end … Continue reading

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