Amman to Petra
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In the spring of 2006, I had the chance to go with Jay to Jordan. An opportunity to see yet another UNESCO site (and a nice anniversary trip). But first a vsit to the Jordanian embassy in The Hague for a travel visa. I had read that it would take about 3 days so I went early to drop off my passport. The embassy workers were pretty friendly and said that it wasn't busy so come back after 3 pm and my visa would be ready. OK, now what to do for the next 5 hours. The science museum solved that dilemma. At the end of the day I had a 3 month visa and a week later was packed for my trip.
The next morning (after a very short night) we headed to Petra. I must have looked like one of those bobbing head dolls that you see on dashboards because I wanted to see everything, even if it was just desert. We passed several Bedouin camps and groups of camels, but almost no other cars. Talk about a deserted desert. At one point we stopped and sat in the middle of the road for what seemed like hours before we noticed a truck in the distance. We weren't sure how fast it was travelling so we decided to get out of its way and continue on our journey.