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Our first days in Jordan

The tropical temperatures in the marquees at the Birdfair had prepared us well for the wonderful warmth we encountered in Jordan. An unusual experience for Alan, we headed out to sample the historic sites in the northern part of the country.

Alan Temple

Casual tourist. Note the bins ready in case there's a bird around the ruins!

Birding Sea of Galille

View of the Sea of Galilee in the background (and Spectacled Bulbuls nearby!)

Ruth Temple

Some people find it easier than others to adapt to the concept of 'holiday'!

Roman City 9

This temple made a good spot for close-up views of Laughing Doves...

Roman City 2

... while Crested Larks pottered around the stony ground amongst the ruins

Roman City 6

The extent of these Roman ruins was pretty impressive...


... with a real mix of ancient and modern cheek-by-jowl

Arab chaps

Nice to see locals enjoying the historic ruins as well as overseas tourists

Iain sleep

Playing the tourist was tiring work for some people!

Blue Mosque

Next up, a visit to the Blue Mosque in Amman

Blue Mosque 2

Cleanliness is next to godliness they say!

Ruth and Cristina 2

Ruth and Cristina had to cover up to visit the mosque

Sandals Mosque

But their sandals had to stay outside

Temple and Ruth

More impressive temple ruins, and Ruth for scale

Temple 2

Arty shot of the ruins

Piper and Drum

Strange encounter: piper playing the Skye Boat Song in Jordan

Dance Ruth

Audience participation!

Alan and Iain 1

Time to go back to the hotel for a delicious Arab supper after a hard day's tourism

After all that culture, our next experience was to visit the Dead Sea before heading into the desert. Check back for more photos soon!


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