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Just got back from the Middle East.
« on: July 16, 2014, 04:09:22 AM »
Went to Jordan to visit Petra, Jerash, Amman, Dead sea and it was fucking great. A bit weird floating around in the dead sea,
with a bunch of other tourists, and on the other side of the sea (Israël)  there’s so much shit going down.

The Jordan people were very nice, helpful and kind. And the food was outstanding.

Many friends and family couldn’t believe I was heading to the middle east when I did.  All you hear on the news is about how dangerous it is over there. 
The reality? It is pretty dangerous over there, but NOT in Jordan.  Jordan is a bit of a safe haven from the violence going on in surrounding countries.
Jordan is on friendly terms with everyone that surrounds them, making it the safest destination to travel to in the middle east.  Based on my experience there,
I can totally back this up.  Regardless of where we went I never felt unsafe, and in fact felt much more comfortable than many other places I’ve visited.

Just want to share this.

Here are some pictures.







 

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Re: Just got back from the Middle East.
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2014, 05:30:35 AM »
Dude!!!!!!


U found the canyon of the crescent moon :-O
 

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Re: Just got back from the Middle East.
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2014, 05:53:52 AM »
YEP! and it was beautiful!
 

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Re: Just got back from the Middle East.
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2014, 03:52:27 PM »
very nice...how come u didnt go to israel if u were already right there? that have anythin to do with the war breakin out?
 

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Re: Just got back from the Middle East.
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2014, 07:45:54 PM »
congrats... glad you liked it... nice photos
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Re: Just got back from the Middle East.
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2014, 08:09:59 PM »
not sure why any sane American would visit the middle east these days (no offense) but hope you have fun man.
 

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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2014, 08:10:45 PM »
btw, that canyon looking photo is AWESOME
 

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Re: Just got back from the Middle East.
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2014, 09:01:21 PM »
maybe because it's a million times better than america in every way.. i duno, just a guess??
 

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Re: Just got back from the Middle East.
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2014, 11:52:37 PM »
not sure why any sane American would visit the middle east these days (no offense) but hope you have fun man.

I'm not American, and i'm not sane. and yes i had fun.
 

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Re: Just got back from the Middle East.
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2014, 11:58:54 PM »
very nice...how come u didnt go to israel if u were already right there? that have anythin to do with the war breakin out?

A money issues, and like i said Jordan is a safe place. and it's cheaper. and i wanted to see Petra (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) i'm a big movie fan.
 

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Re: Just got back from the Middle East.
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2014, 04:21:44 AM »
So when's your trip to Tikal David?  :D
 

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Re: Just got back from the Middle East.
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2014, 04:45:17 AM »
Great pictures. When the fanatics get into Jordan, all this will be gone. Buildings with Egyptian and Greek elements? And look at that canyon, it looks like a pussy. >:(
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Re: Just got back from the Middle East.
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2014, 11:31:42 AM »
Was it really safe for a white skateboarder dude like you to travel there?
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Re: Just got back from the Middle East.
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2014, 06:13:50 PM »
been to turkey and those photos reminded me of it. that food over there is really bomb but you eat the same shit every day

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Re: Just got back from the Middle East.
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2014, 04:08:25 AM »
Was it really safe for a white skateboarder dude like you to travel there?

Yep, no problem, didn't got husselt, robbed or any of that stuff.
 

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Re: Just got back from the Middle East.
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2014, 04:23:25 AM »
some more pictures!





 

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Re: Just got back from the Middle East.
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2014, 07:01:34 AM »
Nice pictures Dave!
 

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Re: Just got back from the Middle East.
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2014, 10:34:34 AM »
Nice man, always wanted to see Petra and the dead sea. Great pics.
 

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« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2014, 10:55:20 AM »
I spent 6 months living on a kibbutz in Israel a few years ago, and crossed over to Jordan to see Petra on my way home.  It is an amazing place and I'm so glad I went there, though it must have been boiling hot if you've just been there?!
I remember we climbed up to this point where you could sit above the treasury facing down at it, and it was the best view I've ever had eating my lunch.  Likewise the 'end of the world' view just a but further up from the monastery - completely breathtaking.  Did you see it?
 

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Re: Just got back from the Middle East.
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2014, 12:41:15 AM »
I spent 6 months living on a kibbutz in Israel a few years ago, and crossed over to Jordan to see Petra on my way home.  It is an amazing place and I'm so glad I went there, though it must have been boiling hot if you've just been there?!
I remember we climbed up to this point where you could sit above the treasury facing down at it, and it was the best view I've ever had eating my lunch.  Likewise the 'end of the world' view just a but further up from the monastery - completely breathtaking.  Did you see it?

it was definitely boiling hot! especially on the way back down (noon) So, after the 850 steps to the Monastery, I was about to faint and die, so i crashed at that little restaurant.
in front of the Monastery, stayed and watched for an hour, had me some food and mint tea. and went back down. started at 6 in the morning to avoid the sun and most tourists, it was definitely worth it.


Thanx for all the feedback people, cool stuff.
 
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