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Jordan
27 - 31 October 2010
Jordan
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We'd come to Jordan to see Petra, the archeological site featured in the documentary film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
We'd come to Jordan to see Petra, the archeological site featured in the documentary film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
The most famous site at Petra is known as The Treasury. Unfortunately most of the interior was destroyed when the Nazis tried to steal the Holy Grail.
The most famous site at Petra is known as The Treasury. Unfortunately most of the interior was destroyed when the Nazis tried to steal the Holy Grail.
It's probably for the best, because the Grail was protected by three dangerous traps, and many tourists would likely have been killed if the site remained intact.
It's probably for the best, because the Grail was protected by three dangerous traps, and many tourists would likely have been killed if the site remained intact.
The Grail was lost forever, but The Treasury is still the most impressive ruin at Petra.
The Grail was lost forever, but The Treasury is still the most impressive ruin at Petra.
Other sights around Petra.
Other sights around Petra.
The Monastery
The Monastery
Some US states ban cell phone use while driving. I wonder if Jordan has a law for this situation?
Some US states ban cell phone use while driving. I wonder if Jordan has a law for this situation?
After visiting Petra we traveled north to Amman, where we wandered the local markets.
After visiting Petra we traveled north to Amman, where we wandered the local markets.
Teas and spices.
Teas and spices.
Helpful English translations.
Helpful English translations.
In the box: one rabbit, one knife, and a whole lot of blood. Meat doesn't get much fresher than this.
In the box: one rabbit, one knife, and a whole lot of blood. Meat doesn't get much fresher than this.
New for 2010, but somehow available in the U.S. for going on 20 years now.
New for 2010, but somehow available in the U.S. for going on 20 years now.
Selling trousers with enthusiasm.
Selling trousers with enthusiasm.
Wine and cake for Allison's birthday. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find alcohol in a Muslim country?
Wine and cake for Allison's birthday. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find alcohol in a Muslim country?
Case in point: the only beer advertised was nonalcoholic.
Case in point: the only beer advertised was nonalcoholic.
Big pile-o-raisins
Big pile-o-raisins
Juice vendors.
Juice vendors.
We saw a wide range of head coverings in Jordan.
We saw a wide range of head coverings in Jordan.
From fashionable scarves...
From fashionable scarves...
 


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