Travelogue Jordan 2011
After lunch we took a small road to Wadi Araba where the Dead Sea is. A fantastic route through great scenery, rocks and soil in many different colors. The road itself is only great for the first part; then there is quite a bit where one has to drive slowly and pay a lot of attention. But one does not need a 4×4.
Our next stop was Feynan Ecolodge in the lower part of the Dana Nature Reserve. We stayed there for one night only because:
- They did not offer all the possible tours as there were too few guests.
- It felt artificial and touristy. The hotel is run by an international operator offering service to rich tourists at a price not matching the price structure of the country and with only a small part of the money actually going to the local people.
- It simple was not nice enough to spend there more of the little time we had.
In the evening after arrival we did a not very spectacular sun set walk and in the next morning we visited a couple of ancient copper mines where the ore was taken from the earth a couple of thousand years ago.