Posts tagged "jordan"

Wadi Rum

When we got to our room, we took our cold/cough medications, a shower and went to sleep. I woke up at 2 AM and tried to sleep until 5 AM with no luck. At 5 AM, we both were up for good. Since dawn had just started to break, I went up to the terrace...

Petra: Higher Places

I woke up 4 hours later at 7:30 AM. The antibiotics were finally working and my throat did not ache as much. Heena was absolutely fine – which means she had enough energy to make up for the time we spent sick. We ate a longish breakfast and at 10 AM were at the gates...

Al-Deir (The Monastry)

The route to the Monastery is uphill on stone steps carved into the rock. The climb to the Monastery is arduous. Bedouin kids all along the way will try to sweet talk you into giving them 1 JD for a few postcards. These kids run up and down the hill all day long! Where do...

The lost city of Petra

We started our day at 6 AM. After a quick breakfast, Atta, the owner of the hotel dropped us off at the Petra visitors center. We wanted to get an early start so we avoid the busloads of tourists. We got tickets (26 JD per person) and also paid for a guide for 4 hours...

Amman to Petra

Our day started pretty early. I was up at 4 AM and Heena at 5. We left the hotel at 5:45 to head to the JETT office. The only cab driver around charged us a princely sum of 5 JD for a 3 minute ride. JETT is a company in Jordan that runs “luxury” buses...

Two days in Amman

December 30th, 2009 I woke up at 2:45 AM. After tossing and turning for the next three hours I decided I’ve had enough and got out of bed, made some coffee and decided to just start the day. Heena got up as well. As we sipped our coffee (nescafe instant coffee, but strong, Arabic style...

Welcome to Amman!

Or Philadelphia! No! We did not catch the wrong plane or think that Amman and Philly are the same city! Amman, was once called Philadelphia by Ptolemey II Philadelphius. Over the years the name changed to Amman – how you get from Philadelphia to Amman (as in the name), I have no idea. We arrived...