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travel tales :: jordan vol 2

hoping that this volume is as exciting to view as Jordan vol 1 of my travel tales, I am kick starting this blog post with some amazing landscapes that you must see, if you ever get to Jordan! For the real-feel of almost being there, I included a move-around-360 and a truly Middle Eastern goosebump experience of the sunset call to prayer echoing through the hills of Amman from the Citadel… happiness + grateful

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besides Aqaba (good for snorkelling) and Petra (see my other Jordan blog post) there is also Wadi Rum in the South, which we both LOVED! Besides the stunning landscape – both at day and night – the dive into the Bedouin culture has been wonderful. Thank you so much Abdullah for showing us around in your home turf and Bedouin Roads for giving us this wonderful experience.

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click and drag to see the 360 of Barrah Siq, Wadi Rum, Jordan. This is part of a one/ two day tour when you book with Bedouin Roads  (if you can’t see it click “activate silvelight”) Thinking this is almost as good as you standing there looking around with us, but then you can’t feel the breeze, enjoy the calmness and see the butterfly. So yeah it’s sort of like standing there but truly you have to go yourself.

along the roads in Jordan we came across a different culture, too: specifically regarding car safety. I just pray that those cars will not get into accidents that have people in the back!

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other street side scenes: 🙂

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and loads of trash. PLEASE please take your rubbish – and a few things you can pick up at any opportunity – to the next rubbish bin instead of just throwing it out the window and dumping it when you hike. I loved the kiwi saying in their National Parks: “Take only photos. Leave only footprints.”

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In Madaba we got to see the making of these really cool handmade rugs and mosaic (that’s what this place is famous for!) of which we both took a part home with us. So glad we did, every time a walk over the red rug at the end of our bed. 🙂

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And then there are Olive Trees covering the hill sides in the northern part of the country. I just love it! Our Olive tree in NZ didn’t make it 🙁  but these ones are just going beautifully with some special ones over 2000 (!) years old.  I am so glad that not one person in those two thousand years thought: “Lets cut this one down. It’s old.” If they did, we wouldn’t be looking at it today! Old is beautiful and good. I hope more and more people start seeing.

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If you like check out Jordan’s official visitor website here.

And here comes the time-laps + some more goodies from our trip. The time lapse is made of over 22min video footage overlooking the historic Wadi Musa with all the ancient ruins below. But I am starting this little travel video with a goosebump experience in Amman because when I was standing there at the  Citadel (on one of the hill tops of the Capital) and heard the call to sunset prayer I simply couldn’t get this with a photograph. I had shivers full of happiness with the echo from the hills and different calls from the different mosques, or masjid in Arabic. Very special!

If you really like the images you see and you would like to use them, please drop me a line here. I promise it won’t costs you an arm and a leg and at the same time I know you respect creatives and what they do 🙂

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Wonderful travels,

Katharina