Ḩayy Muḩammad al Fātiḩ

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  • Day5


    September 24, 2017 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Pick up of our rental car and start of our road trip around Jordan. Of course, the first thing you do after you’ve picked up your rental is: Going to IKEA - Arabic style! Yes, IKEA Amman has the same furniture as IKEA in Walldorf, Germany. The only two differences: The hotdogs are halal (yummy!) and the IKEA catalogue is spelt from the right to the left. I took a couple of catalogues with me as a souvenir. :-)
    Then we drove via Madaba and Mt Nebo to the dead sea. What shall I say… I’m not even sure if I can bring across what an amazing experience it is to float in water. And I’m not a water person! Or maybe because I’m not a water person I loved it so much. No drowning, no danger from below as the sea is dead… My boyfriend even floated easily with huge heavy rocks out into the open and let them fall. We were supposed to only stay one night but loved it so much that we extended our stay for another night.
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  • Day114

    Madaba - Mont Nébo

    November 26, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    Journée à Madaba. Ici la spécialité c'est la mosaïque : animaux, scènes mythologiques, et même une carte de la Palestine (moyennement fiable). Nous montons dans le clocher de l'Eglise St Jean Baptiste en se faufilant entre les cloches pour admirer la vue sur la ville, avant de se rendre au mont Nebo où Moïse se serait arrêté, ne pouvant entrer sur la Terre Promise. Alors que nous cherchons un endroit d'où admirer le coucher de soleil, des Jordaniens nous proposent de partager du thé et des brochettes.Read more

  • Day2

    Madaba, Jordanien

    October 23, 2018 in Jordan ⋅ 🌬 31 °C

    Die Mosaikkarte von Madaba (auch Madaba-Mosaik oder Palästina-Mosaik) ist Teil eines spätantiken Mosaiks in der St.-Georgs-Kirche in Madaba (Jordanien). Das Madaba-Mosaik ist die älteste im Original erhaltene kartografische Darstellung des sogenannten Heiligen Landes und insbesondere Jerusalems. Sie stammt aus dem mittleren 6. Jahrhundert n. Chr.Read more

  • Day10

    Madaba's Kirchen

    September 19, 2018 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Es gibt zwei christliche Kirchen in Madaba. Die Kirche des Johannes der Täufer (katholisch, ersten drei Bilder) und die St. Georg Kirche (griechisch-orthodox). In letzterer gibt es ein Mosaik, das eine Karte des Heiligen Landes darstellt. In der ersten lässt sich der Kirchturm besteigen, wobei man sehr vorsichtig sein muss, um nicht die Glocken zu berühren.Read more

  • Day2

    Madaba, Jordan

    September 23, 2017 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    I used Madaba as a base to visit the "top" of Jordan
    I stayed at the mariam hotel - reasonably priced with a pool but the best thing was the owners link to local taxis - so much cheaper than anywhere else - and people were more than willing to share taxis to various sites around the regionRead more

  • Day4


    November 20, 2018 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    After an hour we return to the bus and we stop at a souvenir shop. Everything is incredibly expensive: the same necklace I bought years ago in Spain for 5 euros costs 25 here! It's definitely a tourist bait...

    Our next destination is Madaba, a small town built around an archaeological site. We start the visit with a Greek orthodox church hosting the most ancient mosaic map in the world.
    Before entering the church itself, Abdullah shows us a reproduction of the mosaic and explains it: the upper part of the map is oriented towards the East and the lowest part represents the West. It shows the Jordan River flowing into the Dead Sea, the most famous Israeli towns (Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Jericho) and goes all the way down to Egypt with the delta of the Nile.
    Before going back to the bus we stop at a shop with local delicacies where we buy some sweets and drink the usual pomegranate juice 😋

    Our guide sadly informs us the we are running 1.5 hours behind schedule. And it's still a very long day...
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Ḩayy Muḩammad al Fātiḩ, Hayy Muhammad al Fatih, حي محمد الفاتح