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2011 - Oasis Overland (Part 8 - Dead Sea & Madaba)

The lowest point on earth, some nice mosaics and onward to Syria.

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Wednesday 23 March - Wadi Musa to Mt Nebo. We started at a much more normal time due to our exertions the previous day. We stopped in Karak for lunch and then drove down hill for a long while until we arrived at the Dead Sea. After a bit of getting lost and a few u turns on the motorway, we found a place for a swim.

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From the top of the hill down to the Dead Sea.

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From Left: Erin, Brian, Eileen, Emma.

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We are only part way down the hill.

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The Dead Sea.

It was a long climb out of the valley up to the bush camp on the flanks of Mt Nebo, the alleged burial site of Moses. Again it was very cold and windy. There was nothing alleged about the bloody sheepdog at 1:00am! He did not stop at all.

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The view over the Dead Sea.

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The scenery on the way up the mountain from the Dead Sea.

Thursday 24 March – Mt Nebo to Madaba to Amman to Damascus. This was basically a day of driving, with a stop in Madaba to visit some mosaics in a Greek Orthodox Church, a lunch stop at a shopping mall in Amman, a long stop at the border between Jordan and Syria (several checkpoints on each side) and then onto Damascus, arriving at about 8:30pm. Dinner was late and we managed to annoy several German tourists with our late night fire and a few beers.

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The exterior of St George's Greek Orthodox Church.

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The interior of St George's Church.

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One of the many icons in the church.

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The interior of St George's Church.
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Posted by nzhamsta 14:00 Archived in Jordan

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