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    • Day23

      Letztes Nachtlager

      May 29 in Jordan ⋅ 🌙 28 °C

      Sind auf der jordanischen Seite ca. 200m über NN und hoffen morgen früh einen tollen Ausblick auf das Tote Meer zu haben.
      Die Anfahrt haben wir wieder gerade mal so mit Sonnenuntergang geschafft.
      Auf dem Weg dahin noch schnell 2 Reifen auf die Felgen der defekten Räder aufziehen lassen und dem Sohn vom Inhaber einen Schulranzen geschenkt.
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      Traveler

      Ich Glaube das der Gegge auch alle T-Shirt verschenkt hat 😝😝😝

      5/29/22Reply
       
    • Day142

      Mit dem Auto unterwegs - Das Tote Meer

      January 22, 2020 in Jordan ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Nach so viel Geschichte war es an der Zeit für eine Abkühlung und wenn wir schonmal in Jordanien sind wollten wir doch wenigstens einmal im Toten Meer, am tiefsten Punkt der Erde, schwimmen gehen. Eigentlich wurde uns mehrfach empfohlen doch zwei Tage Wellness in einem der Resorts dort zu machen, aber da 14°C Außentemperatur nicht wirklich nach Badeurlaub schreien, dachten wir uns ein Tagestrip würde auch ausreichen...
      Unser Low-Budget-Wellness-Urlaub sah also vor so lange den Deadsea-Highway entlang zu fahren bis wir eine Stelle finden, wo man umsonst ans Wasser kommt - Wer sucht der findet, unser "Privatstrand" und entgegen aller Befürchtungen sogar erstaunlich sauber hier! Zugegeben als wir aus dem Auto stiegen, war ich in Gedanken immer noch mit den heißen Ma'in Quellen am spielen, doch da Christoph wild entschlossen war baden zu gehen begleitete ich ihn. Unten am Ufer angekommen stellte sich das Wasser als angenehm warm heraus und als Christoph völlig begeistert im Wasser herumplanschte, überzeugte er mich auch schwimmen zu gehen. Es hat sich sooo gelohnt! Wir dachten beide immer "Jaja im Salzwasser hat man mehr Auftrieb als Süßwasser - schon klar!", aber damit hatten wir nicht gerechnet. Man treibt im Wasser wie ein Korken und es ist unmöglich unterzugehen. Normales Brustschwimmen wird sogar zur Challenge, da die Beine so viel Auftrieb haben, dass man schnell mal eine Rolle vorwärts macht :D Es ist einfach nur genial und fühlt sich so witzig an, dass ich mich 10 Minuten lang gar nicht mehr einbekommen habe vor lachen 😂
      Abgerundet wurde unser eintägiger Low-Budget-Wellness-Urlaub mit einem gratis Meersalzpeeling auf dem Weg nach Hause, da unser "Privatstrand" natürlich keine Dusche hatte...
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    • Day3

      Im Wadi Mujib

      May 2 in Jordan ⋅ ☁️ 31 °C

      Das Wadi Mujib wird auch der Grand Canyon von Jordanien genannt. Hier hatten wir eine spektakuläre Aussicht auf die rundgewaschenen riesigen Felsmassive in vielen verschiedenen Farbschattierungen.
      Etwa auf der Hälfte der Strecke über den Wüsten-Highway nach Petra legten wir noch einen kurzen Stopp in einem riesigen Souvenirladen mit Restaurant ein, der eine unwahrscheinlich große Auswahl an der wunderschönen blau-weißen Keramik in vielen verschiedenen Formen hatte.
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      Traveler

      Bei blau/weiss wirst du wieder schwach, gell?

      5/2/22Reply
      Ehrengard Heinzig

      Noch bin ich stark geblieben.

      5/2/22Reply
       
    • Day153

      Wadi Mujib Siq Trail and the Dead Sea

      August 21 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 91 °F

      Miles: 4.1 Steps: unknown
      Flights stairs: 7

      We went on the most amazing “hike” today - we hiked 1 km into and up a river in a beautiful canyon called Wadi Mujib! The water temp was perfect - just refreshing and beautiful. Most of the way the water was mid thigh level, but it got as low as ankle deep to some places we couldn’t touch.

      We had to maneuver over rock ways and waterfalls the entire length. It’s an attraction so they provided “helpers” at the most difficult spots and of course there were ropes and ladders installed to help us over.

      I was pretty proud that I made it the entire way. They say you should be fit and in good shape to attempt it. 🥺 I had one obstacle that I didn’t think I’d make it over, but did!! I was also the oldest person in the canyon. 👵 At one point the group around us applauded when I made it up a particularly difficult section. 😁

      There were little fishies all throughout the river that constantly nibbled on your skin. Like … every few seconds. They were everywhere. A little unsettling to feel it the entire time.

      On the way back we’re able to just float back down and really enjoy the rock formations. Such an AWESOME experience. 10 out of 10.

      Later we decided to brave floating in the Dead Sea. It is officially the lowest point on earth at 427 meters (1400 ft) BELOW sea level! It is actually a dangerous thing to do as it is so salty and … people die there. 😳 who knew? It has a salinity of 34%!! The ocean is only 3.5%, and The great salt lake in Utah ranges between 6-27%. You have to make sure to not get any water in your ears, mouth, eyes or nose or it can do tremendous damage. Also a ten min time limit in the water. This water was NOT the perfect temp … it was literally HOT. Not just bath water, but hot to get into.

      Unfortunately I got two small cuts on my arms while in the canyon earlier so couldn’t fully enjoy it. I had to keep my arms out of the water the entire time or risk a pretty painful experience according to the helper at the water. (And I did have a much smaller scab on my shin that let me know how much it did actually hurt in the very salty water). It was a phenomenal feeling tho having the water actually push you to the surface. Crazy.
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      Traveler

      Oh my goodness Christie! Looks like an action movie! You and Jordon are beyond brave! What an adventure!👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

      8/22/22Reply
      Christie Mitchell

      Thank you. It was SO MUCH FUN!!

      8/22/22Reply
      Traveler

      Very cool picture!

      8/22/22Reply
      Christie Mitchell

      We came around a corner and saw it and we’re so excited!

      8/23/22Reply
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    • Day24

      Das Ziel in Sicht

      May 30 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

      Nach dem gestrigen Mammut-Marsch in Petra und einer weiteren Traum-Etappe durch die Berge haben wir im Dunkeln unser letztes Nachtquartier unter freiem Himmel erreicht - mit Blick aufs Tote Meer.

      Dorthin geht es heute - von 200 m üM auf 400 Meter unterm Meeresspiegel. Das Wasser des Pools im Mövenpick-Ressort dürfte sich merklich trüben, sobald sich dort vier Dutzend tagelang körperlich vernachlässigte Rallyefahrer den Wüstenstaub aus den Poren spülen.

      Die Karawanserei hat drei fahrtaugliche Autos, dafür haben Teile des Teams heute Startschwierigkeiten: Montezumas Rache hat zugeschlagen.

      Auf der Zielgeraden sind wir gestern bereits Teile unseres Equipments losgeworden. Wolfgang L. traf in Petra einen Bekannten (Reiseführer), der unsere nicht für den Heimtransport geeignete Ausrüstung dankbar einsammelte für Beduinen, deren Hab und Gut extrem überschaubar ist. Mit unserem Abschleppseil wird also künftig ein Kamel angebunden. Und das ist auch gut so.

      Unsere Hörgeräte, Schulsachen und Rollstühle werden heute Abend bei der Abschluss-Zeremonie an NGO-Vertreter übergeben.
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    • Day3

      Petra, Dead Sea and Mount Nebo

      November 21, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

      We wanted to see the sunrise so we got up at 05:30 to be there when the gate opens. The first stop was at the treasury, but we didn't stay long because we wanted to get a better view. So we hiked up to a lookout for about an hour and got there just before the sun touched these ancient stones. From there it was a strenuous walk of 6km to the Monastery. An even larger structure but without the details. Overall less impressive but very picturesque.
      By 12 we were back in the car park after another stop at the treasury and a - crazy overpriced - local Jordanian beer called Petra with the slogan: 'When in Petra, drink Petra'. The only thing we couldn't do was the High Place of Sacrifice trail leading through an oasis because we didn't have time. Initially we had planned to go to Mini Petra on our way to the Dead Sea but decided not to after we've been hiking for 6 hours in the heat.
      Just as we got out of Wadi Musa I stopped to take two hitchhikers with me that had a Dead Sea sign holding up. They happened to be a couple living in Switzerland, Marianna and Sebastién. She's Mexican and he's French. They were super nice people and we enjoyed the time driving with them even though I ended up on a super bad road. Steep climbs and descends, potholes and even partly washed out streets. It got better after about an hour and we arrived at the dead sea and the Lowest Point on Earth Museum. It definitely sounded more interesting than it was but it was included in the Jordan Pass.
      Then we dropped the couple off on the Dead Sea and drove on to Mount Nebo where Moses saw, according to the Bible, the promised land for the first time. We just had half an hour left before it closed so we walked quite quickly through. But it had its upside, the place was almost empty and we saw a beautiful sunset...
      We spent the night in Madaba because it was a lot cheaper than the stays near the Dead Sea. And we got lucky to meet some locals who invited us for tea and some fun conversations.
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      Bettina Menig

      Ich bin beeindruckt. Was für eine tolle Reise ihr macht. Wünsche euch eine super Zeit,😍

      11/25/19Reply
       
    • Day188

      Mount Nebo

      July 7, 2021 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

      On the recommendation of a couple friends, I made a side trip on my way to Petra. Only added about 30 Kms to the drive, and it was well worth it.

      Mount Nebo is believed to be the place where Moses was been shown the Promised Land by God, and where he died. This summit overlooks the northern end of the Dead Sea, and a view of the valley of the River Jordan. In the distance, on a clear day, you may be able to see the West Bank city of Jericho and possibly Jerusalem. Mount Nebo is often confused in historic sources for the biblical town of Nebo, now known as Khirbet al-Mukhayyat, located 3.5km away.

      More details can be found at https://universes.art/en/art-destinations/jorda…

      From Encyclopedia(dot)com . . . A biblical allusion in "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" can be seen in the reference to the River Jordan. The Jordan River is significant in the Biblical narrative. It is the river that streams through the Holy Land, and represents what the ancient Israelites followed in their search for the Promised Land.

      I also did a little reconnoitering on Google Maps, and see we hashed in the Promised land on Monday, with the Hashemite H3.
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      Traveler

      Hash trail on Monday, was in Ar Rawda.

      7/7/21Reply
      Traveler

      Northern end of the Dead Sea

      7/7/21Reply
      Traveler

      The Promised Land

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    • Day3

      Mt. Nebo

      November 23, 2021 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

      This is the place where Scripture tells us that Moses had his look across the Jordan at the Promised Land and where he died. It has been an important site for centuries. I'm told that the 1st church on the mountain dates to the 5th or 6th century, but it was replaced by a Byzantine church. The ruins of that church with it's extensive mosaics is now inside a new building to protect what's left. The new building is a Franciscan Church.
      The 1st picture is looking west into the haze above the Promised Land. This is the direction Moses would have looked, but I expect he could see a lot more. The 2nd picture looks to the northeast into Jordan. The 3rd picture looks a bit more to the east. The green area towards the bottom marks the location of one of the Springs of Moses.
      The 4th picture looks over more ruins. These are of an ancient monastery. The last 2 pictures are inside the Franciscan Church. The 5th picture looks down the nave and shows the columns of the Byzantine church. The bright spaces are lit glass covering mosaics and an abandoned tomb. The last picture is one of the mosaics: the one I find most striking.
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    • Day3

      Berg Nebo - Jabal al Nahar

      May 2 in Jordan ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      Nach der kleinen Stadtrundfahrt durch Amman stand eine Fahrt zum 840 m hohen Berg Nebo auf unserem heutigen Programm. Von hier soll Moses nach dem Exodus das Gelobte Land gesehen haben. Die Sicht war zwar nicht ganz so toll, aber wir hatten trotzdem einen erstaunlichen Blick auf das Tote Meer, das immer mehr Wasser verliert, auf Jericho und Jerusalem.Read more

      Traveler

      spannende Fotos

      5/3/22Reply
       
    • Day4

      Mount Nebu

      November 7 in Jordan ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

      Reise durch die Wüste, Besuch des Mount Nebu( Mosesberg). Grab Moses und Blick ins gelobte Land. In Madaba zur St. Georgeskirche mit der ältesten Mosaiklandkarte des heiligen Landes. Fahrt auf der Königsstrasse zur Kreuzfahrerburg in Karak. Weiterfahrt nach Petra.Read more

    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Muḩāfaz̧at Ma’dabā, Muhafazat Ma'daba, Madaba, محافظة مأدبا

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