Jordan

One week in beautiful Jordan! If you haven’t been there, you should go as well. Mainly because of two reasons:

#1: It’s amazing!
#2: I promised a guide that I’ll tell my friends to come as well

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Jerash – An ancient center of the old world, between Damascus, Baghdad and Petra
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The temple of Artemis (Godess of fertility) in the ancient city of Jerash
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View from the ancient to the new city of Jerash
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Cardo Maximus – The perfectly engineered main street from 2000 years ago
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Back in the city of Amman, capital of Jordan and home to over 4 million Jordanians
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On the citadel of Amman, where the city was founded, named as “Philadelphia”
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On the way home through the hills and valleys of the huge city
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View from mount Nebo down to the holy land – the same view as Moses had to the promised land, with Jericho and the Dead Sea (not in the picture, as it was a bit dusty)
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A well named store in the city of Madaba
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Might be of interest
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In the Mosque of Madaba
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Fresh lamb
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Coffee break in the center of Madaba
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The before visited Mosque, seen from the roof top bar
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On the way to the Dead Sea, where surprisingly it was offered…
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Why not?
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On the top of the Kerak Castle – in the middle of the mountainous Jordan
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Food stop
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The famous Siq (narrow entrance, around 1.2 km length) and the even more famous Al Khazneh (“Treasury”, even it was built as a tomb for a king, over 2000 years ago)
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The treasury in Petra, also known from Indiana Jones and other movies
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But Petra is a lot more – around 8000 tombs, distributed over a huge area. Here are some tombs for the not so rich families
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The city reaches over several mountains. Through this path, we reached…
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… the so called “Monastery” (formerly also built as a kings tomb)
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Some centuries after the first settlements, the romans came and built their temples and roads between the city of Petra
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Overlooking the city of Petra with some tombs and temples down the road
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The “Palace tomb”, one of the famous “Royal tombs”, where some kings and their families were buried
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On the next day we visitied “Little Petra”, where the trade was held during this era
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A musician
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In Wadi Rum, a beautiful desert in the southern part of the country
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The different choices of travel
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Wadi Rum
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We slept in the beduin camp – the sky was clear and brightened by the stars
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Just two more hours away, we took a swim in the Red Sea
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On the next day we flew back to Amman
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… and visitied the King Abdullah I Mosque, where the friday prayer has just finished.

Thanks for your attention 😉

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