King's Highway other journeys, Jordan

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August 19th 2010
Published: June 5th 2011
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The King's Highway is a spectacular winding road - 335 kms - that traverses endless desert through most of Jordan, north to south.
As we were with Mr A, there was no such thing as just zipping through as quickly as posible, which was great by us ; we stopped at Madaba, to see the famous mosaic map, had a breezy restaurant lunch regaled by Mr A's stories of the blood-thirsty , historic past that took place literally under our feet and drove through a tiny place -Mazar - where there are holy Islamic tombs. The journey took over 10 hours and if we could do it all again with our lovely, knowledgable Mr A, we would...

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Fab view into the hills.Fab view into the hills.
Fab view into the hills.

..and interesting little car tootling along!
6th Century Mosaic Map6th Century Mosaic Map
6th Century Mosaic Map

The oldest surviving map of the Holy Land
Kerak, with remains of the castleKerak, with remains of the castle
Kerak, with remains of the castle

the town was built from the fallen stones of the huge castle. Lots of grisly stories attached to this place....

1st October 2011
Leaving Petra

Nice Shirt!
It's famous in Heidelberg...

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