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Travel in Jordan like a Rock Star!

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I work for an insurance company in the Midwestern US. This is as dull as it gets. To keep sane, my friend Mary and I take an annual girls trip.

Last year our girl’s trip was to Morocco where we climbed the tallest peak in the Atlas Mountains. Stick with me here– this does pertain to Jordan.

While climbing, we met a gal who was on holiday alone. It turns out she was a guide for Exodus travel. I had never heard of Exodus. We climbed together, and at the summit she asked if she could photograph us for the Exodus brochure.

The rest is history: we ended up booking a bike trip to Jordan with Exodus.

We flew from JFK to Amman on Royal Jordanian. I sat next to a sweet boy who was a student at Lehigh University, and was traveling home to surprise his parents. For 9 hours he taught me Arabic phrases as the man seated behind me chanted verses from the Qu’ran.

When we landed, we purchased our visa, and then went through immigration where we were fingerprinted and photographed. The whole process took about 15 minutes and was quite easy.
Mary and I took a cab to our hotel in Madaba, in the outskirts of Amman. The cab fares are set at the airport, so there is no negotiation.

That evening we met the group: Paul was a tall dark and dreamy Lebanese man who was the bike guide. Moyaad was the guide for the historical sites.
The remaining 9 members of our group were all British and each one a gem – not a dud in the bunch.

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