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  • Day14

    Dana

    November 2 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    We had time to kill and country to see. So we came up with a plan: Dana (natural reserve) and Madaba town, which is also near airport.
    Way to Dana was interesting. We used local bus and were a bit of attraction to younger passengers 😃 It's a 3 hour drive and then they just throw you out in some village. Greeeat. We though we'd have to walk for couple kms and already switched shoes... so this guy comes and offers us a ride. Turns out - he's the owner of a hotel we booked! So nice. Soon we reached this tiny village with big canyon behind it. And the nature around it is just breathtaking.
    People are so nice in Jordan. Owner saw us sitting outside of hostel and just gave us bread, fresh cheese and told us to pick up fresh tomatoes from the ground. Yumm-ee! This is proper food haha. Since it was closer to sunset we went on edge of canyon to watch it. Sooo wonderful, so many colors,... Jordan never stops to surprise. Or as locals say often - "Welcome to Jordan" 😊
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  • Day10

    Aaand to Aqaba

    October 29 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    After morning coffee, breakfast and goodbies we headed back to village and hired a taxi to take us to Aqaba's south beach. It was time to chill for few days near the Red sea. Aaaand they have this diving center in the resort so of course we signed up! Since Jordan is so great... I changed my plane ticket to just stay here for one more week, do some remote work (still, business doesn't wait).
    In the evening we went to Aqaba town, we were starving so we order everything. So much that the waiter was like "maaaaybe that's too much" 😂 It was good but too much haha. The only thing left to do was just go to town's beach and chill. We were amazed how peaceful and calm it was. Everybody ring chilled, families talked, no one on phone, no drinking and yelling like this would be in Europe (just sayin', no complains). Dead tired just went home 😴
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  • Day8

    Day trip in Wadi Rum

    October 27 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Oh it's jeep and hiking and desert time!
    OP, this cool Canadian dude and a Chinese lady joined us on a trip. And what a trip it was! 🤘
    So after breakfast we first had a stop near some mountain where water comes from. We did a little hiking to like half the way. Luckily we had proper shoes. Next up was a sand dune, ti which we walked up to get this crazy view. So nice. And there was this natural bridge also. So many photo moments 😊 It's just insanely beautiful. Made me think like a week ago I was in foggy office and now - the desert! This planet is just so beautiful, we really need to take better care of it. We can do it! 💪
    After lunch it was time to see where Laurence of Arabia was filmed. Aaaand more hiking to high places to take photos haha. There are also canyons we walked through, PO went sand boarding while me and Lillian laughed at this funny family with little kids commanding their dad how to board "don't you know what LEFT mean?!". Hilarious 😂 Yeah, this is a note for my memory haha
    Day ended with another great sunset. The colors of everything are just crazy. This is really such rainbow country 😊
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  • Day8

    Wadi rum , the desert

    October 27 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Sadly we had to say goodbye to Petra. We could easily spend another day or two here. But it was time to move on. 😌
    The hostel booked us a car to drive to Wadi Rum. It's just an hour ride to get to the village and Mohammed was waiting for us already. With a jeep. Funtimes ahead! 😎
    We drive for about 20 minutes into the desert to the campsite. Mohammed is the owner and a really funny guy. He runs the camp and is really happy tourists are coming back. He also has this chef that makes awesome food, some stuff with beans and tomato, no idea what is called though. And they loved my tobacco haha.
    We had our own tent and after some nap we went walking into desert. I also had to make burpies video for Primož, our hiit coach. Desert is so nice. And quiet. Not a sound nowhere. We found this nice place to watch the sunset. And make a timelapse of it. Later we found Mohammed was searching for us. As seen on video 😂
    Evening ended up with campfire talks, lots of tea and watching night stars in the desert. So nice and peaceful.
    And tomorrow - it's a daytrip go desert day 😊
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  • Day7

    Petra is just 🤯

    October 26 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Of course you need more than a day in Petra. Everything less should be illegal 😃 We went go visit Little Petra. It's a similar town, way smaller though. So the plan was to see it in 15 minutes. It's a quick walk through, but we found this awesome café and the driver wasn't impressed that we took a whole hour 😊 But it was just so nice and we met this guy who was playing this instrument made of sheep. See pics 😊
    You can go to the Monastery either through Petra or the back entrance, which means no tourists and lots of desert. Hiking time! So while you walk you meet kids selling you donkey rides, you meet locals and you can sit and drink tea with them! So nice 😊 You basically come from outside to the inside of Petra by walking on stairs, hills, rocks, you name it. And views you see on the way are just amazing! There are actually chairs on the way where viewpoints are. And nice bedouins selling you tea, "original coins" and offer you a burning wood when you ask for a fire to light a smoke 😂 Oh, and goats be there too. Of course. It's such a wonderful trek, so much beauty, the journey is more worthwhile than the destination ❤️ Don't get me wrong, Monastery is wonderful and HUGE!
    Every day can be such priceless and beautiful beyond expectations. Jordan just never stops giving. I love this place 😊
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  • Day6

    Petra!

    October 25 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Alright! Petra time! And got named Mr. Corona the first thing in the morning by a bus guy. Yeah, I coughed instead of saying my name 😃 So... It's basically just a 10JOD 3h ride with a Jett bus from Amman to Wadi Musa. Desert road with a beautiful scenery around. Quick nap and there we were! Along we had the best sandwiches (vegi stuff) that we just bought on the street, so yummy!).
    After settling into hostel (er.. cabin) it was time to go where Indiana Jones went. A semi-short stroll through the canyon and there we were - the treasury of Petra. Amazing as I thought! This is amazing. There weren't THAT many tourists which was fine.
    Many guides want your attention but we picked the one who was the least pushy. So he took us to the path above to see the treasury. Along the way we got all kinds of info, kicked some little green thingies for the tea (I drink so much of this here). Basically this is just an entrance. And then the whole show opens. Theater. Sacrifice stone. Tens of homes, holes, stone walls of all kinds of colors. Just majestic! It all about hiking, climbing, taking a extra effort to avoid the tourists and experiencing this huge and beautiful old town. Enjoying the views. Beyond words. Also just like every proper city - they have transport here - donkeys and camels. I love their sweet soft steps 😊
    Note the video - calling for the prayer. Just amazing.
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