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Kuwait

With Kuwait, we had reached another of the “rich through oil”-Emirates of the Arabian Peninsula. 1.5 million of Kuwaitis live together with 3.5 million of foreigners, mostly in the capital, Kuwait City. Once a trading hub in the south of Mesopotamia, Kuwait now exploits its oil reserves. The tower on the right is 187 metres …

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Mount Nebo and the Mosaic City

When we left the Dead Sea, we first reached Mount Nebo, the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land before his death. Beside of the view from the mountain, the Christian church from Byzantine times was what brought us here. It was only rediscovered in 1933, but was first constructed in the second half of the 4th century …

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On the way to the Dead Sea

Our base north of Petra was at the Dana Nature Reserve, where we stayed for 2 nights at Al-Nawatef Camp. On the way, we visited Shoubak Castle, our first Crusader castle in Jordan. At the Dana Nature Reserve, hiking is a great way to explore the area. During our stay, the weather was quite bad, …

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The World Famous Petra

One of the highlights, which brought us to Jordan, was Petra, the capital of the Nabataean empire. We could park close to the entrance for the night and at 6.30 am, we were the first to enter the site. Completely alone could we stroll through the Siq, the narrow passage to the most iconic tomb, …

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Wadi Rum

After a couple of days snorkelling at the Gulf of Aqaba, we started to explore Jordan, by visiting the famous Wadi Rum. We were curious, if after all the spectacular landscape in Saudi Arabia, we would be impressed by another desert landscape. We first stopped at the train station, which had a supposedly authentic Hijaz Railway …

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At the Grand Canyon?

After leaving Wadi Al Disah, we drove in the direction of Tabuk, looking for the Grand Canyon of Saudi Arabia, the Alshiq canyon. After we had found the location where to leave the highway, we drove over rocky terrain until we spotted the canyon in the distance. When we finally reached the edge, we were …

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