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30th and 31st July - Jordan

On Wednesday night, Daniel and I went for dinner at this typical Jordanian restaurant where we smoked shisha pipes and I had the most wonderful Shish Tawouk for dinner.... mmmm...

From Jordan

From Jordan

From Jordan

From Jordan

We had an early start on Thursday as we were taking the 3 and a half hour trip to Petra. Thursday turned into a bit of a day of adventure and pretty much a day of escaping injury.... read on...

We arranged to meet our driver at 7am to get down to Petra in good time. By 7.45 I was getting pretty frustrated so I told the hotel owner Ali, who sold me the trip, that if the driver wasn't there in 5 mins, we'd cancel the trip and make our own way there...

Miracle of all miracles, the driver turned up in 3 mins.... Ali saw how annoyed we were and had a go at the driver, took the keys and drove us there himself.... Yes, the hotel owner left the hotel and spent the day in Petra with us... Hilarious I thought, until he started driving...

Now on this trip, I've found …

28th and 29th July - Jordan

So, I packed up and shipped out to Jordan. The trip started off well at Heathrow Airport as I got to use the BA lounge before my flight... thank you air miles. Nice..

Got to the airport in Jordan and quickly figured out how much of a nightmare it was to sort my visa out... Chaos, absolute chaos. There's a line for this and a line for that and god forbid you go in the wrong line.....

My driver picked me up and we drove through the Amman city streets at 1am... the first thing I noticed was how busy it was for such a time... then my nose filled with the wonderful smell of barbecues all around me.... you can see them on the side of the road and the smell is nothing short of mouth watering... mmmm....

Anyway, I made it to my hostel where the owner continued to try and rob me blind... oh there's this cost for that and this cost for this and so on...

Really, I said, well I guess i'll just have to find another place to stay then... and also put a very honest review of this hostel on h…