Category Archives: Jordan 03/08

Jordan leftovers: Madaba street scene

Probably the last thing I expected to see in Jordan:

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Jordan leftovers: Wadi Rum sand fun (video)

Actually this video is titled ‘monkey see, monkey do’, as Julius bravely follows another kid in some dangerous jumping activity (the other kid got his knee bashed by a rock in the process) Also a fine excuse to use Maurice … Continue reading

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The long road home

aka ‘The return trip from hell’ 6:38 PM : we are leaving the hotel grounds and have to go several minutes in the wrong direction thanks to a funky access road until we find a u-turn (on a highway … … Continue reading

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One last Jordanian sunset.

The time has come, we had to get out of our hotel room by 1:30 PM (90 mins extension was all they could give us) but our flight leaves at the ungodly hour of 3 AM .. so, we are … Continue reading

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First Aid

All this running around in the kiddie pool took its toll on J’s sensitive feet and he scraped some skin off so it was bleeding … But with the usual helpfulness and professionalism the life guard immediately had a first … Continue reading

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Lunch @ Kempinski

While yesterday’s lunch was pretty much cancelled (we had arrived late and had instead a big fruit basket), we visited the pool bar for some goodies .. Thai Beef Salad … was very little beef and very little Thai .. … Continue reading

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Pool fun with new girlfriend (video)

The world seems so small sometimes, we found out that one of Ritsu’s colleagues from Turin with her daughter was staying at the same time at the next door Marriot resort and invited them over. Julius had tons of fun … Continue reading

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Greetings from the Dead Sea

Yep .. covering your body in mud here is a lot of fun .. and that floaty thing in the Dead Sea really works: Somehow, Julius was not very fond of the whole mud idea .. but he would later … Continue reading

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The Madaba mosaic map

You can’t visit Madaba without checking out the famous mosaic map. It is not as impressive as the tour guides make it sound … but there is some fun song and dance around is, guides explaining outside (on easier-to-view copies … Continue reading

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Al-Jerash and Ajlun Castle (video)

Today we ventured north to explore the remains of Gerasa, a Roman foothold in the Arabian world some 2000 years ago … This place is vast and walking around for 3 hours in the scorching sun is not easy … … Continue reading

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Ma’in hot springs

After 48 hours in the desert, there is no better way to get all the sand off than hopping under a natural hot waterfall: We had left the camp in Wadi Rum early, dropped of a fellow traveller at the … Continue reading

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Wadi Rum – day and night

Friday 2 PM: We arrive at the Wadi Rum visitor center, buy two tickets at 2JD, have them call our tour guide / camp operator and quickly someone shows up to lead us to Rum village. We hang out in … Continue reading

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Good morning, Wadiiii Ruuuum!!!

A night in a tent in the middle of nowhere … as long as he is wearing his jammies (AND socks) he is happy … Here a good overview of our camp, we had one of those little tents, while … Continue reading

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Sand & rocks

One of my favorite pictures … but there is much more … Screensaver size available upon request.

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Making friends in the desert

In the first few hours of our 2 night stay in Wadi Rum, Julius already made sure that he would not get bored and socialized with everyone who was his age, preferably female or had a bag full of chips! … Continue reading

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