We made it!!
Madaba Travel Blog› entry 2 of 5 › view all entries
The next morning we took off to Amman at 7am. We landed and took a taxi directly to Madaba. The city is only 10 kilometers from Amman, but it's closer to the sites we wanted to see. Also, taxis aren't the cheapest option, but we didn't have the luxury of time. Madaba is a nice small town. There's not much there, but hotels to accomodate those on their way to the Dead Sea, etc. After putting our bags in the room, we headed out to see the sites.
First up was Mt. Nebo where Moses died. It's a nice little place on the hill, and it was only 1 dinar to get in which made me happy. The site has been reconstructed but still has some beautiful artifacts left.
Then it was off to the Dead Sea. This place was great. There were quite a few people there, but it didn't matter. Floating in the Dead Sea was one of the coolest, strangest, and most bizarre things I've ever experienced. Whether you are an 80 pound kid, or 300 pound German tourist in a speedo, you don't sink! It's definitely something everyone should do if they get the chance.