When we visited Jerash, we were sat in the amphitheatre and I could hear bagpipes. Then 4 former Jordanian soldiers, wearing harris tweed jackets and the red and white checked head covering came in to view, playing . It was a totally surreal reminder of the great friendship that Britain and Jordan enjoys to his day.Not all those that wander are lost.
It's been a great week here in the Kingdom of Jordan. Starting with the Greek/Roman city of Jerash which saw the Romans move from Paganism to Christianity.
We explored the ancient part of the capital Amman including the amphitheatre and the citadel high on top of the city. Greek,Roman and Muslim.
Down to look at mosaics at Madaba and then onward to Kerak Castle built in the 12th century by the Knights Templars. Survived 150 years before being starved by the forces of Saladin.
On down to Wadi Rum. The red desert of the Bedouin and famed for the scenery in Lawrence of Arabia, the Martian amongst many. A 4x4 ride seeing Lawrence Spring and the remains of his house. Stunning!
A day at Petra. Saw the Treasury and even managed the steep climb to the Monastery. Truly amazing and date I suggest should be on everyone's bucket list.
Finishing at a very nice Spa hotel on the Dead Sea. We're opposite Jerusalem. Glorious sunshine, swimming and spa treatment to finish the week. No swimming in the sea, and the pools of Dead Sea water have been drained.
An incredible week and a reminder why we travel.