Travelling through the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

24 Sep

Did you know that Jordan is actually located on the continent of Asia? We officially crossed from Africa into Asia as we travelled into the Sinai Peninsula (located in Egypt) as part of our tour. We spent a total of five days in Jordan, but despite the short amount of time we were there, we saw the lion’s share. Take a look…

{We spent two hours getting from Taba in Egypt to Jordan overland via Israel. Customs were nice enough but we had to be careful not to get any Israeli stamps in our passports (no offence Israel). Thankfully we had no problems getting into Dubai (our next stopover on the way home), even though we had an exit stamp showing we left Taba}

 

{Just east of Aqaba is Wadi Rum, known for Lawrence of Arabia. We took jeeps through the desert, went rock climbing to watch the sunset and camped under the stars. The desert is so peaceful, quiet and beautifully still. It’s a pity we only had one night here}

 

{You would know the ancient city of Petra from this photo alone (the first pic below). Known as the Treasury, it was carved out of the rock face from the top down. We literally spent hours at Petra, including walking the 900 steps up to the monastery, a similar structure to the Treasury. It took us over two hours to walk from the monastery to the entry/exit point, so it gives you an idea of how massive this historic site actually is}

 

{There is nowhere quite like the Dead Sea. (It’s actually a lake) and is the lowest point on land at over 400m below sea level. The almost 35% salt content means that you float, no matter what! The Dead Sea is quite deep at over 300m at its deepest and borders Israel and Jordan. It’s surreal to feel so buoyant in the water.}

 

{One of the best vantage points to see Jordan is from the top of Mount Nebo, the place where Moses saw the Holy Land looking out to Israel. There is also a church and a monastery at the top, unfortunately both of which were being renovated when we visited. This sign (shown in the first pic below) shows the distances to the Dead Sea, Jerusalem and Bethlehem}

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