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Mud, Mosaics & Many School Girls

semi-overcast 30 °C

Dead Sea floating

Dead Sea floating

The skin received the Dead Sea mud treatment again today – at this rate, we’ll be looking 10 years younger by the time we get home! Met our guide, Hakam from Via Jordan Tours who took us to Mt Nebo, the burial place of Moses where we encountered 2 busloads of school girls all dying to try out their English on us – “Hello”, “What is your Name?” and “Can you say ‘dflfjlkfjdlsjfldjfljf’ (ie. Some incredibly difficult Arabic name or, what I suspect might have been an Arabic swear word!). Much like Tanami’s Italian – this was the extent of their English. Our guide expertly negotiated the narrow chaotic streets of Madaba, the town of mosaics from the 6th Century Byzantine era. Amazingly there are still many undiscovered mosaics lying under the foundations of many of the homes and buildings in this town. We visited a mosaic centre where we learned how they craft the mosaics. This particular centre featured mosaics crafted by people with a disability. After another delicious lunch in a local restaurant, we were driven to Petra stopping for a Turkish coffee particular to this region – coffee mixed with cardamom – almost a ‘Chai’ coffee! Just now bedding down for the night in a hotel featuring lavender interior, complete with velvet lavender chairs, lavender walls and bed linen – much to A’s delight.

Posted by adtamo 11:14 Archived in Jordan

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