On our last whole day in Jordan we woke up, ate breakfast and changed to our swimwear. The plan was an obligatory bath in the Dead Sea. You can’t go to this area without floating around like a cork. And I guess that you have seen people floating around with most of the body over water.
When you walk in the water you do not feel that it’s something special, but you can see it! As the water reach your waist you begin to feel it, and it’s just to lean back and relax, you will be floating, thats for sure. We were in for maybe 15 minutes, and my hair wasn’t even wet.
(unfortunately we didn’t take any camera with us, but google “floating Dead Sea”).

 

Jerash

 

And when we’re talking about the Dead Sea… We just want to let you know that it’s mosquitoes there – tons of it!
Then in the evening we recommend that you use long pants or use mosquito repellent.
We sat out an hour or two, and here is the result on Jon’s leg:

Jerash

 

After a shower to get off all the salt from the Dead Sea we where picked up by Ibraheem. And the plan for the day was that he would guide us around.
First we went to Jarash, a city in northern Jordan most famous for its Roman ruins, also been called The city of 1000 columns (It’s not difficult to see why). We walked around for an hour or two, saw a show about the Romans and took some pictures.

 

Jerash

Jerash

Jerash

Jerash

Jerash

Jerash

Jerash

 

Did you know?
Ancient Jerash was an open city of freestanding structures richly embellished with marble and granite.

 

Jerash

Jerash

Jerash

 

 

 

We then went to “Tawaheen Al-Hawa Restaurant” for some local food. It was a really nice restaurant with delicious food. So thanks to Ibraheem for taking us there 🙂

 

Jerash

 

We were quite tired after days with too little sleep, but before we went back to the hotel to relax before our border crossing day, we stopped by The Royal Automobile museum and a stop with the view of the Dead Sea to get some photos.

 

Jerash

Jerash

 

Did you read our previous post from Jordan?

Aqaba, Jordan
 The Magic of Wadi Rum
One of the New Seven Wonders of the World

 

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