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Jordan 14 - 22 November 2014
14. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - London Heathrow - Amman Queen Alia
International Airport - Madaba
15. Madaba - Mount Nebo - Dead Sea - Madaba
16. Madaba - Jerash - Amman - Madaba
17. Madaba - Wadi Mujib - Kerak - Tafila - Little Petra - Petra
19. Petra - Wadi Rum
20. Wadi Rum - Aqaba
21. Aqaba - Amman
22. Amman - Amman Queen Alia International Airport - London Heathrow -
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Nov 14. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, flying with British Airways.
Nov 15. Madaba from the roof of the Mariam Hotel.
(In case you wonder: I took this picture very discreetly.)
Kettle roundabout in Madaba.
Greek Orthodox Church (1896) of St. George - Madaba.
The famous 6th-century mosaic map of Jerusalem and parts of the Holy Land.
Hello Kitty in Madaba
Everywhere images of King Abdullah (1962).
Hookah or shisha (waterpipe)
Lunch from the Al-Joury bakery.
Jordanian dinar notes:
50. King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein
20. Hussein bin Talal
10. Talal bin Abdullah
5. Abdullah I bin al-Hussein
1. Sharif Hussein bin Ali (a lime green note, not displayed here)
Graffiti murals in Madaba.
View to the North from Mount Nebo (817m),
just 7 km West of Madaba.
Byzantine church, which is under restoration.
And memorials for the Prophet Moses,
who died over here when the people of IsraŽl entered the Holy Land.
View to IsraŽl and Palestine Authority
The Brazen Serpent
Winding road to the Dead Sea, 395m below sea level!
Playing in the Dead Sea near some luxury resorts.
Nov 16. Jerash
Located some 48 km north of the capital Amman, known for the ruins of the
Greco-Roman city of Gerasa, also referred to as Antioch on the Golden
Hadrian's Arch - built in 129 AD to mark Emperor Hadrian's visit
intended to become the new southern gate of the city.
Hippodrome - a partially restored Roman-era stadium.
At only 265m long and 50m wide, it was the smallest hippodrome in the Roman
South Gate and City Wall
The Oil Press
Forum (Oval Plaza) - an unusual wide, asymmetrical plaza at the beginning
the Cardo (or Colonnaded Street), built in the 1st century AD. The Oval
is 80 m by 90 m (262 ft by 295 ft) and is enclosed by 160 Ionic columns.
The Cardo is the main street
The Macellum, food market with cross-shaped fountain.
Nymphaeum - an ornate public drinking fountain that was decorated with lion
heads and dedicated to the nymphs.
The Propylaeum of the Sanctuary of Artemis, which in Greek means "before
the gate", part
of the grand approach to the Temple of Artemis (see later).
The North Theatre
Mr.Travel in disguise
Temple of Artemis - impressive temple ruins dedicated to the patron goddess
of the city
The hydraulic stone saw machine
The Church of Saints Cosmas and Damianus
The South Theatre
Enormous and very tasty group lunch in http://www.lebanese-house.com
Valley between Jerash and Amman
The Amman Citadel (Jabal al Qala'a) is a national historic site at the
center of downtown Amman
The theatre was built during the reign of Antonius Pius (138-161 CE).
This steeply raked structure could seat about 6,000 people.
The Temple of Hercules, the son of Zeus,dates to the
Roman occupation of the Citadel in the 2nd century AD.
Anthropoid coffins in the Jordan archeological museum.
It was found that each coffin contained two or three skeletons.
The Colonnaded Street.
Monumental Gate / Entrance Hall with a reconstructed roof.
Kenafeh is a Levantine cheese pastry soaked in sweet sugar-based syrup.
Downtown Amman and market.
Nov 17. Wadi Mujib valley
Al Mujib Dam
Coffee and tea break (and smoke).
Al Karak Castle
A magnificently-situated Crusader castle, now an evocative ruin.
Lunch in Tafila, next to the Tafila Technical University.
The girls told me they study Business Management.
Desert village near the Shobak Castle, originally called Krak de Montreal
or Mons Regalis.
Naked belly dancer in one of the caves.
La Maison Hotel Petra in Wadi Musa
Petra by Night, every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 20:30
Nov 18. Shops at the entrance of Petra
Obelisk Tomb and Bab el-Siq Triclinium
Rock cut water channels through the siq.
The treasury (al-Khazneh in Arabic)
Sand bottle artist
Coffee and tea break in the Street of Facades
Kohl eyes beautification
Her son was running the small shop on the first day,
and the next day Marguerite was there herself.
(Book is translated into Dutch as "Ik woonde in een grot")
The Roman Theatre
The Great Temple on the left
Buffet lunch in Petra
Starting the hike to the al-Deir Monastery
With one of the sellers along the way to the monastery
Drinking tea with a lot of sugar from Rosa and her 2 mothers (moslims can
marry 4 women).
She told me she had 12 sisters!
One of several view points which all claim to have the best view.
Anyway, itīs a wonderful hike!
Al-Deir Monastery, the largest carved monument in Petra, dates back to the
1st century AD
The Great Temple (on the way back)
The Urn Tomb is the largest of the tombs with an immense courtyard and
interior main chamber. It was believed to have been carved around 70 AD
and was later used as a Byzantine church.
Back in Wadi Musa, having a drink at the terrace of the Petra Guesthouse
Dinner in a snack restaurant
Prayer direction to Mekka in the hotel room
Nov 19. The last day in Petra, climbing to the High Place of Sacrifice
High Place of Sacrifice
Souvenirs are left unattended.
Lunch at a viewpoint after leaving Petra
On the left Petra, on the right Wadi Musa.
Wadi Musa hotel and restaurant area, and on the left below the entrance to
Petra and the new village for the bedouins who used to live in Petra in the
In Ram we changed from our bus to 2 jeeps,
and stored the big luggage in this house.
This bedouin tent is our hotel in the Wadi Rum desert.
Local guide Talal entertaining our group.
Candles in the evening, the same way as they did with Petra by Night.
Who is living over here?
Sleeping spot of our Dutch guide.
In the background the tent of the owner where he lives with his mother, 2
wifes and children.
Nov 20. Jeep tour in Wadi Rum desert
The movie house from Lawrence of Arabia (1962).
An impressive movie about Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888 - 1935).
Dancing and singing
Um Fruth Rock Bridge
Having a good time, but he does not smile much :-)
Dung beetles having group sex.
Petroglyph figures in a canyon.
Muhammed the cook prepared our lunch.
Reward after climbing a steep dune.
Goodbye Wadi Rum!
Wadi Rum Station, 1916
Part of the Hejaz Railway, a narrow gauge railway that ran from Damascus to
Medina (completed in 1908).
Syrian refugees working in tomato fields.
There are more than 550,000 Syrian war refugees in Jordan.
Arriving in Aqaba, city in the deep South of Jordan.
Hello Kitty in Aqaba
Al-Sharif Al-Hussein bin Ali Mosque
I liked their cheese stuffed bread.
Graffiti murals, most of them to hide construction sites.
MŲvenpick Resort & Residences Aqaba
(We stayed in the Aquavista Hotel)
Nov 21. Aqaba is a shopping paradise (economic special zone).
Aqaba, Red Sea
Glass bottom boats.
Al-Sharif Al-Hussein bin Ali Mosque
Snack lunch on Friday
Passing the exit to Iraq and Saudia Arabia along the road to back Amman.
Nov 22. Breakfast at Queen Alia Airport, waiting for an early flight back
to London Heathrow.
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