Petra and Jordan

We had a fantastic trip to Jordan. One thing went wrong though: in Petra. I must have had a stomach flu that was brewing inside me. In fact I found out later than tons of teachers from Jubail were sick with the same illness. It was sort of a “time-lapsed” flu.

Anyway, we were having a great time in Jordan, visiting Amman. We used Jordan Select Tours: https://www.select.jo/

They were amazing. Petra was great.

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This was my dream to see Petra! It was incredible, every bit of it. I even made it to the very top and Dave thought I couldn’t make it but I did!

 

Our guide thought we would like to go to Petra Kitchen to make food and then eat it. Or maybe we had read about it in a guide book: back then I read guide books but since traveling for 10 years, we stopped reading and just showed up to places.

https://petrakitchen.com/

It was awesome! The funny thing was that the Antique Road  Show  cast were there: they had been conducting a cruise and were taking a night off for themselves.I had lots of photos with them. We got home to our hotel in Petra around 9pm.I think we were staying at the Crowne Plaza :

Welcome Photosand It was a bit of a dump compared to the wonderful Kempinski Hotel in the Dead Sea. Here ,at the Kempinski Hotel, I sat in the Infinity pool, looking over to the lights of Jerusalem. In a few years I would be in Jerusalem.

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Anyway, around 9pm-ish Dave got very sick with diarrhea.It ran through him pretty quickly.Around midnight, I got up: diarrhea and throwing up. We had to pack up the next morning and move to another hotel.We were trying to visit “Little Petra”. I stumbled to a cave: in the cave I had soiled my underwear and was throwing up. A little old shepherd man and his goat came wandering in. He must have thought:”well here’s an interesting site/sight!” So there’s me, standing there, with no underwear on, yelling “Dave, Dave”-help me! So Dave comes in the cave and I said “please get me more underwear.”I left my dirty underwear in the cave. Interesting relic for someone to find!

Then I said to the guide:”please take me somewhere where I can rest”. I slept for 4 hours at his friend’s place. I don’t know what Dave did.Then they woke me up and asked if I could make the drive to Acaba which was 4-5 hours. Of course I had to get in the car.

I think it was at least 300 km. I sat in the front with my head between my knees. I don’t think the driver comprehended how sick and dehydrated I was. Then we got to the hotel and I just collapsed. I tried to get up for dinner.I walked about 3 feet out of the door but was so sick I just turned around and crashed out on the bed. Dave had dinner by himself and swam in the pool.

Next morning I think we were heading to the airport. Oh my, I don’t want to ever be that sick again! But I guess I have since then!

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