angela cadwallader

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Middle East » Jordan » East July 17th 2022

Breakfast was ok but nothing to shout about, went for coffee on balcony of local cafe then just had a wonder around before walking to ‘The Blue Mosque’ Had to don appropriate outfit which they provided, long gown and scarf over head, how on earth do ladies of this faith survive? the sweat was dripping of me in seconds! In the mosque which was huge we had to take our shoes off before entering, wow I have never felt carpet like it, was so soft and thick felt like you were on a trampoline, very luxurious. Was lovely but because of the heat couldn’t wait to get out of there. Went to rooftop rainbow cafe for milkshake and obviously sunshine (it is my last day) then walked up to old part of town to meet up ... read more
Inside the blue mosque
Ready for prayer
Amazing

Middle East » Jordan » East July 16th 2022

Well up early to say goodbye to new travel buddies was very strange going back to an empty room, was very lucky to meet such a nice group of people, now just stuck with Phil again ? Quite lucky because when I priced with intrepid travel for transport back to Amman I was given price of 40 dinar per person but ended up costing 4 dinar each, quite a saving!! Once back in Amman, checked into hotel (well sort of B&B) and went for wonder round, decided to go to bar to say high to the owner of the pub we had such a good time in last Friday when we were here, it was closed and after speaking with the locals got told it was now closed permanently, oh dear hope we didn’t lose them ... read more
Rainbow cafe
Roman parliament
Sunset over Amman

Middle East » Jordan » East July 16th 2022

Well after lovely breakfast in hotel got coach to Jerash, just over a hour journey but some lovely scenery on the way. Jerash is the home to the old Roman ruins, really nice but really did feel like being in Rome, apparently they say that if you can’t go to Rome come to Jerash because it’s the closest place to Rome. When in the Roman theatre there was locals playing of all thing ‘Bagpipes’ ??? Didn’t know Rome had such a connection to Scotland?? On way back stopped at street cafe for lunch, delicious and only 50p my kind of place. Stopped then at St George’s church where there is a large map of the country on the floor. Back at hotel went to local Barbars with lads for them to get much needed shave then ... read more
Afternoon around pool
When in Rome??
Replacement meal ?

Middle East » Jordan July 14th 2022

Another early start, left hotel at 8am for drive to Dead Sea, not sure quite what to expect but looking forward to it. Had stop at Karak Castle which was great, very much my thing, walking through history where people once lived. Onto Dead Sea but stopped on way for takeaway lunch 1 dinar, hope I can add video, was well worth the money. Arrived at ‘Holiday Inn’ yep though I was back home but really nothing like ours!! What a fab hotel, shame not staying here ? walked down to beach to go into sea, I know Mohammad said it would be 30 degrees but I genuinely thought he was joking! I thought it would be icy cold but no he wasn’t it was like stepping into a hot bath, never known anything like it ... read more
The dead sea
Bit muddy
Holiday inn

Middle East » Jordan July 13th 2022

Free day from tour today but still up early for breakfast must say best breakfast of the week so far, met up with new tour guide Mohammad as previous one Zaher had to leave tour due to family bereavement ? Went to Petra museum, quite interesting as only opened in 2018 just before ? Walked into Petra town, quite hard work as very steep uphill walk, called for coffee at little cafe where the owner Rateb was lovely & so friendly and welcoming. Called into a different hotel for drink ? that had an outdoor pool, asked about using pool but 10 dinar each (£13) so was a no no. Had a wonder around and then called into a very large posh hotel, Moven Pick, had another drink and asked staff if we could sit on ... read more
Self Explanatory
Petra Town
View from town

Middle East » Jordan » East July 12th 2022

And yet another early start, after packing up and having breakfast we boarded the jeeps taking us through Wadi Rum to board our coach to take us to Petra. Checked into hotel, quite a change from last 2 nights, luxury, dumped our bags and then headed to Petra to see one of the wonders of the world. Lots and lots of history here, you were offered a horse ride on entering but we were advised against it for health and safety reasons. Very very busy with tourist which was strange after spending the last 2 nights in the desert. The first main site we seen was The Treasury, amazing and probably the most popular as features in quite a lot of movies (Indiana jones) also Carl Pilkington (idiot abroad) done an episode here so was good ... read more
The treasury
The Royal Tombs
Inside the Tomb

Middle East » Jordan » East July 11th 2022

Well another early start after a lovely night sleeping under the stars. After yet another lovely breakfast set off for 10 mile hike around Wadi Rum. Absolutely amazing did not expect this at all, some of the views and the different coloured sand plus the totally different rock formations, some of the looked like they had been hand calved. It was hard going at times but well worth it the sights were totally mind blowing. After hike we chilled in the camp until climbing the nearby rocks to watch the sunset. Evening meal was cooked in a container under the sand, never heard of this in my life but tasted delicious. Sat round camp fire again all chatting, what a lovely interesting group I’m with, all have their own travel tales to tell.... read more
Beautiful colours
Goats taking a stroll
View from the rocks .

Middle East » Jordan » East July 11th 2022

Well early start to day, 5 hour coach journey to Wadi Rum, had few stops in way last one to pick up some lunch to eat in desert. Transferred from coach to jeeps then had 2 hour drive around desert, so not what I was expecting!! Much much better, the different rock formations were amazing we also seen where Moses found the spring of water. After lunch in desert we went to our camp where we climbed some rocks to watch the sun set followed by a delicious evening meal. After sitting around the camp fire chatting most of the group decided to sleep in the desert under the stars... read more
So lovely ? .
Lunch in the desert
Amazing

Middle East » Jordan » East July 9th 2022

Early start today but only cos I hadn’t realised my watch had synced with my phone so I thought it was 2 hours earlier??? Breakfast in hotel was nice well until Phil asked if I wanted brown sauce on my egg, after putting it on realised it was chocolate sauce ? Checked into new hotel then walked back into town not as busy as yesterday but no market on. Walked to Amman Citadel, absolutely amazing and totally not what I expected, ancient Roman ruins and there was even a skeleton of a dead child as apparently they use to bury them under the house so they would always be close. Attended welcome meeting with tour company then walked back into town WOW again amazing very busy and all lit up the atmosphere was brilliant. Well tour ... read more
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Middle East » Jordan » East July 9th 2022

Oh what a day. After checking out of our luxury accommodation we walked into the centre of Amman, they were just at starting to open there shops. We wondered up and down roads and in and out little alleyways until finally finding our accommodation for the night, after checking.in we then went to apparently the most popular restaurant’ The Hasham’ where we had the most amazing breakfast, very clever here, they don’t use table cloths but put pieces of plastic on table so when you’ve finished they just wrap everything up in the plastic to empty the table. The market was on WOW never seen a market like it, extremely busy and very very loud, did get followed off some random stranger who was also videoing me!!!. We the decided to find a random small pub ... read more
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