Full views of the Dead Sea to the West Bank coast
Petra's appeal seems to overshadow the rest of the beauties we can find in Jordan. The seductive effect of this ancient Nabatean city is unquestionable. However, throughout our trip through Jordan we find other memorable destinations such as the story behind Mount Nebo and the waters of the Jordan River, the amazing feeling of levitating over the waters of the Black Sea, the experience of feeling an authentic Lawrence of Arabia in the Wadi Rum desert and the pleasure of enjoying the rich seabed of the Red Sea in Aqaba.
From Ibrid we rent a car to enjoy some good days traveling through Jordan.
According to the travel guide, there are a couple of car rental agencies in Ibrid. We only found one on the main street and rented a car for 25 dinars per day. We were given the empty deposit to return in the same state and the keys of a brand new Hyundai with 280,000 kilometers in the back.
Almost finished the operation, we had a big surprise to see that Mr. He stayed with one of our passports. We were outraged sovereignly and finally gave in after a few minutes. I had also seen this practice in Turkey and I knew that this could lead to serious problems, especially in the Dead Sea area where there are a lot of military controls because of its proximity to Palestine. So you know, even if they ask you to, never leave your passport as car insurance. After all, they already have bail through the visa, which in that case was 1,500 Jordanian pounds.
The car was a large Hyundai and this time with manual gears. Nothing from the other world but enough to take us through Jordan and discover its secrets.
Roads and the way of driving in Jordan compared to its neighboring countries are something from another world. It seems that in this part of the planet the stripes on the road, the respect for the yields and traffic lights and even the radars have arrived. The stress of driving in other countries in the area that had made previous trips became pleasure and with that good feeling we headed to the capital, Amman.
Crossing the city, much more modern than Damascus and with two huge skyscrapers of 216 floors, we headed towards Mount Nebo.
Visit to Mount Nebo
According to the Bible it is here that Moses spotted the Promised Land. There is a memorial dedicated to Moses and from the same mountain you have views of Galilee, Jericho and the Dead Sea. Unfortunately, the day was not for views, so we were left with the imagination of seeing the Dead Sea, the mountains of the West Bank in the distance and visualizing Moses and his people for the first time seeing the promised land and that so many headaches to give International politics for long centuries.