Friday, 30 October 2009


Mid-way along the King's Highway, we stopped for tea at what felt like the top of the world. The bedouin men were very kind, and made us black tea, with spices collected in the area added to the pot. They also gave me some to take home.
The King's Highway is itself pretty fascinating: it was first mentioned in the Bible, as the route along which Moses led his disciples to southern Jordan. There are many ancient archaeological sites along the way. We stopped at Mount Nebo, Madaba, Kerak, and Petra. The grand canyon you see in the pictures above is called Wadi Mujib and is absolutely mind-blowing. It's impossible to describe the scale of it - I heard myself saying "wow" a thousand times but couldn't stop myself!

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