Archive for the ‘Jordan’ Category

Border-crossing: Aqaba to Eilat

September 6, 2011

Over-land crossing from Jordan to Israel was not as impossible as you thought it would be. I am Swedish after all. But the Israeli officers was not too fond of my Arabic last name and it took a few hours until they let us in to their precious Israel. This is the first time I’ve ever had to answer any kind of questioning before. But they were nice and they were just doing their jobs.

Petra, Jordan

September 5, 2011

Petra, one of the worlds seven wonders, is also one of the most impressing (I’ve seen a few). We started off very early on a horse-back and then hiked through the ancient city that was carved into the rocks. Walking bare-foot through the sandstone red mountains, we made it  to the breathtaking temple. It’s amazing what man can create. Built in the early 1st century, the massive treasury is 30m wide and 43m high.

The Victorian traveler and poet Dean Burgon gave Petra a description which holds to this day -“Match me such a marvel save in Eastern clime, a rose-red city half as old as time.” Yet words can hardly do justice to the magnificence that is Petra.

Beduin Camp

September 3, 2011

We’re staying in a beduin camp in the desert // mountains close to Petra. That’s also where we run into Lucy, a Australian traveller that got there a few months ago and never left : ) I can see why. The beduin camp got, if possible, even more stunning when darkness came and the guys lit up the whole place…

Mountains, Jordan

September 3, 2011

Somewhere around and close by the ancient cities of Petra. I’m simply speechless.

Amman, Jordan

September 3, 2011

In Amman, Jordan and slept in a horror-like hostel. Woke up to a city that felt very slow and quiet after the buzzing cities of Egypt. One night here is more than enough and it felt like we saw the whole city in just a few hours. Highlight of my day was my freshly squeezed cantaloupe juice!! Indescribable. I’m still fantasizing about that juice.