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8 Oct 2022: Quite a detour to reach Machaerus and then a hike to the hilltop to see the ruins of the fort and a place where John the Baptist was executed. The views of the Dead Sea are stunning from here.
3 Oct 2022: Women’s Cooperative Association and Handicrafts village. The project was launched in the early 1990s by the Noor al-Hussein Foundation and the Wadi Al-Seer Community Development. Part of a tour to Qasr Al-Abd and Ancient Caves.
7 Sep 2022: Parked my car at Wadi Al Ghwer Camp in Feynan to explore a nearby Neolithic settlement and was asked for 5 JOD to pay for parking once back… Such dishonest owners.
5 Sep 2022: This is what is left of the mosaic floor at the Temple of Artemis in Jerash. Did you know that you actually enter the Temple from the side door? Ask a local seller there to show you.
4 Sep 2022: Temperatures in Jordan are finally dropping and becoming more reasonable. Book your tours now. Let’s go!
1 Sep 2022: COVID situation in Jordan – 3,372 new cases for last week, according to the weekly COVID-19 statistical report issued by the Ministry of Health.
27 Aug 2022: A heat wave hit Jordan with temperatures in Amman close to 40 C. Be safe, hydrate and try to minimize your outdoor activities between 1 and 4 PM.
25 Aug 2022: Check out this ornament, a part of the Apostles Church’s mosaic floor. The ticket is 3 JOD, covering 4 sites (free entrance for Jordan Pass holders).
24 Aug 2022: A Nabatean stone in the Karak Crusader Castles. What is it doing here, how did it end up being part of the wall there?!
21 Aug 2022: It is no longer allowed to visit Al Beidha, the neolithic village next to Little Petra, by car, you would need to walk about 1km from the parking at Little Petra to reach it and then back.
20 Aug 2022: Just visited Dar Al-Saraya Museum in Irbid, it’s actually a nice small museum but unfortunately a nightmare to reach it. Spent 2 hours going through the traffic in Irbid:(
19 Aug 2022: Is it worth visiting Rehab in Al-Mafraq, the church (actually 3) included in your Jordan Pass? Short answer – No, there is nothing interesting or different about that place. Madaba, Umm Ar-Rassas and Jerash are better choices.
16 Aug 2022: How much time do you need to see Jerash? 2 hours is enough for a normal pace. By the way, you are not forced to go all the way back to where you’ve started. There is a side exit here: 32.280819, 35.893803 (google maps) and you can take a taxi to go back, for example, or have lunch at one of many restaurants nearby.
13 Aug 2022: Going from Aqaba back to Amman, take the Jordan Valley Highway as a part of Desert Highway is closed and the detour will cost you an extra hour.
12 Aug 2022: Best time to visit Petra? I would say during a pandemic when you can take beautiful photos without people in the background and entrance is free of charge :), as it was in 2021. But on a serious note, I’m waiting for winter to catch a moment when it snows in Petra.
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