from Amman Beach
along the Dead Sea is yet another display of
the instability of the region. Israel
may have a peace treaty and do recognise each others borders but they still
dont really trust each other. Hence you see one military installation after the
other along the shores of the Dead Sea of course
no pictures camera is kept away from the eyes of the military personnel.
drive is still interesting seeing how there is salt all along the shore of the Dead Sea. Then the road turns away from the Dead Sea and uphill again. The drive is first taking us
to sea level and then still higher to some mountains in Jordan with a
spectacular view across the nearby dessert landscapes.
destination for the day is Wadi Musa. It is a small village in Jordan were
Moses according to local legend struck a stick to produce a small stream. This
may or may not be accurate but there is a small stream flowing in the village
producing the water supply need to survive in this area.
I get to
the hotel and get into a decent room. Then I go to the next door shop to see
what the price of water is in this town. After the Dead Sea I am a bit nervous
about this but it turns out to be a lot cheaper around Wadi Musa hence I stock
up on water for the night and the next morning where it will be a full day in Petra.