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Befriending the Bedouins

September 22nd 2009
My first impression of Wadi Musa, the town nearest to the ancient Nabatean city of Petra, was of a town built for tourists, with the slightly depressed feeling one gets in British seaside towns in winter, when the main reason for the existence of the town is in short supply. Becka, Emlyn and I set off from Damascus on Monday morning and did the 6 hour bus trip across the Jordanian border to Amman ... read more
Middle East » Jordan » South » Petra

Jordanian Flag For most of its history since independence from British administration in 1946, Jordan was ruled by King HUSSEIN (1953-99). A pragmatic ruler, he successfully navigated competing pressures from the major powers (US, USSR, and UK), various Arab states... ... read more
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