Jordan – The End

Today, one month ago, we flew back to Belgium. During 8 days, we crossed Jordan and discovered the variety, the beauty, the history and the culture of this country. 8 days are sufficient to explore the highlights and famous places in Jordan. In order to give you an idea of what we’ve seen, I’ve drawn…

11/10 – 12/10: Aqaba

We spent our last 2 days in Aqaba city. We visited the biggest mosque in town, Wandered through the city, We became thirsty so we visited one of the local groceries. The enthusiastic owner of the shop was too happy to see us, so he treated us on a workshop “How to make Jordan coffee”…

09/10: Little Petra and Wadi Rum

We began our day with a visit to Little Petra, also known as “Siq al-Berid”. It’s a miniature version of Petra, with a much shorter Siq (350 m), tombs, caves, water channels, niches, triclinia included. And as a bonus: painted (!) ceilings and an emergency exit. Little Petra is considered a suburb of Petra, a…

08/10: Petra

Petra, the rose-red city, one of the world wonders, one of the most-visited tourist attraction in Jordan and according to Unesco: “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage” … A lot of superlatives and descriptions make that Petra fires the imagination. As this place was one of the numerous things on…

06/10 Mount Nebo – Kerak – Dana

Yella, Yella*! Our guide Omar was quite enthusiastic that morning to show us his country. Encouraged by his “Yella, Yella!”, we jumped into the bus and drove to Mount Nebo. The place where Moses could admire the Promised Land without being allowed to actually enter it. And just as Moses, we looked down on the…