We got up at the ungodly hour of 5am to get grab a plane to Amman, Jordan. We definitely did not need to get up that early but that is another story on to itself. I might need a vacation after this vacation.
Getting through customs alone was interesting. Cultures are so different. If you thought NYers were pushy, loud and cut in line think again and take a trip to the Middle East. A whole different ball game.
We made our way directly up to Mt. Nebo where it is believed that it was here where Moses saw the Promised Land. It is beautiful up there and gives you a really interesting perspective of how close all the Middle Eastern countries are to each other. It takes only 6 hours to drive across the entire country of Jordan. There is smog but you can see the Dead Sea.
We drove back through Amman stopping for lunch at a Jordanian fast food shop called Daya'a.
Our next ride was to Jerash. One of the world's best preserved Roman provincial cities. The Decapolis trading League city of Gerasa dating back thousands of years.
Here is the theater. The acoustics are incredible. You can literally whisper from the center of the stage and you can hear someone speak anywhere in the stands. If you put your head in those small holes behind Josh when you speak there is an echo. Those must help with the acoustics.
Back to the hotel for a little relaxation and then out to dinner. Tomorrow, Petra.