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Jun 11, 2011 - Day 5: Bet-Shean Ruins, Entering Jordan, Mount Nebo

On our way to the country of Jordan to see Petra, we stopped at Bet-Shean and explored an incredible reconstructed Roman coliseum and a surrounding town. The coliseum sat 7,000 people. We saw the public bath and beautiful mosaic floors. Large pillars had been knocked down, but a number had been restored and were standing. At 10:45 a.m. we arrived at the Allenby Bridge. This bridge crosses the Jordan River and is one of only three entrances into Jordan from Israel. Our guide and bus and driver were not permitted into Jordan, so all our...

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Jun 2, 2008 - Mujib, Mount Nebo, Dead Sea

After breakfast we headed for Madaba. Here we visited a greek orthodax church which is famous for the mosaic floor which depicts a map of the middle east from Egypt to SSaudi. From here we drove to Mt Nebo (no not the brisbane one). This is the mountain from where Moses saw the promised land. From the top of Mt Nebo we could see the dead sea and Palestine. From our height of around 817 meters we headed down to the lowest point on earth - the dead sea at around 300 meters below sea level. Swimming in the dead sea was something I had been...

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May 19, 2008 - Toledo Hotel - Amman

We have finally escaped from Syria! I say escaped because they left us sitting at the border for almost 6 hours. While I cannot say exactly what the problem was, I suspect it's all thanks to Hisham (aka Mish-Mash, Hashish or my favorite Douche-Bag). Everyone had grown sick of the sight of him and his spittle crusted mouth. It wouldn't have been so bad if he was informative but mostly he would just talk in circles. His hushed tones made it impossible for the group to hear him anyhow. On our way to the border we stopped at Bosra to see the...

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