Jordan: Ancient Civilizations, a Shrinking Sea and Noisy Neighbors March 2nd 2016 Amman
From the minute we stepped off the plane and entered the airport in Amman, the vibe was good. We had a feeling that we were going to like Jordan. Amman is a big, clean, modern, progressive city, renowned in this part of the world for its universities and medical care. After the less than clean environs of Egypt, this was a most welcome change. Thanks to great planning by Brendan, we moved v ... read more
Middle East » Jordan » South » Petra 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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Oh you lucky ducks--I've wanted to experience Petra forever! It sounds both extraordinary and awful--riding the donkeys through the gauntlet of hawkers seemed rather hellish--times like that, I put on my IPOD, so I don't even hear them. On the other hand, while I knew Petra had been carved out of the rock, I had no idea they, " started carving from up above and worked their way down." What incredible skill and planning! Your photos of it are fantastic, as were your other adventures there. How great to go first to Petra with all the hiking and then end up with massages and floating in the Dead Sea.
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Tara, Jordan was a good trip. We forced ourselves to overlook the bad to enjoy the beauty. The planning a intelligence used to create this was simply amazing. A little planning prevented them from damaging their work.