View from the 6th floor of the Le Meridian Hotel, Amman, Jordan, 10-26-08
After a rather circutious re-routing to Amman (Minneapolis-Cinncinatti-Paris-Amman), I arrived Sunday night only a few hours later than my original Minneapolis-JFK-Amman flight plan. Two-day trip to Petra, Wadi Rum and Mt. Nebo with an overnight sleeping in a tent. All great fun with 100 photos with which to bore others at great length. Today it is off for a city tour of Amman on a Big Red Bus.
The intrepid explorer and his thousands of fellow explorers at Petra, 10-08
Having been primarily on the tourist route and in a big hotel, I've not yet gotten much feel for the country. You do find more camel rides here than in Minnesota. I always blank out how much litter and smokers there are in "developing nations." And it is lovely to hear the early morning call to prayer as the sun rises - even an infidel has to be moved by timelessness of the cry of we small creatures to a higher power.
Even online one sees differences:
I have to look for a English default setting since Google uses the language of the ISP when returning results.
Ever notice how no matter how well one plans, one critical item is always left at home on nearly every trip? This time I remembered my camera, but forgot the camera battery charger. Duh. Know anybody in Amman who uses a Canon SD1000?