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The Journey to Jordan

The Noahs Arch of Nationalities

So emad, the kind lad at penguin helps organise out way to petra in jordan! As go my luck! Life is easy.

He contacted his mate, organised a cheap pickup at the other end...and away we were. So grabed a service taxi, which was filled with 3 Americans...2 Girls (Lilly and Julia) and 1 Guy (shane)...Shane had picked the 2 girls up on the Nile.

The journey to Nueiba was full of conversation, but it come down to the matter that all of us were setting out for Petra. I mentioned our pre arranged cabs, sounded like an idea, and it started to look like the costs were coming down :-)

On arrival to Nueiba, we walked into the waiting station, and boy, did i feel like a fish out of water. There was Shane, the 2 American Girls, and us 2 Aussies. Everyone was male & ARAB! We certainly felt like we had too heads. So the 2 hour wait was fun! Shane got speaking to local arabs who were asking whether we were available to be there 2nd or 3rd wives. He then found out that in order to be classified a Heram, he needed 5 wives not 4. Luck held out for him, 2 spanish girls sort solace from the glares of the Arabs!

We were shepparded to the safety of the boat, and managed to seek out an fairly comfortable place, upon which all out passports were collected, and we started to fret!

Upon arrival to Aquaba, we were still worried about our passports, waiting until everyone else had cleared passport control, Kris & I and the 2 Spanish girls had retrieved our passports, just waiting for the Americans.

Anyway, finally on the road to Petra, and to the hotel, where we turned up with 7 and not the original 2, boy did we cause some confusion....

anyway more on petra later

Posted by cathdoran 07:30

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