My last two days in Jordan were no less interesting and fun than the first two, except for the knowledge that the trip would soon be over. Leaving Ma’In, we drove past the Dead Sea to Bethany-Beyond-The-Jordan, the spot were Christ was baptized. Today the Jordan is just a trickle, but churches and pilgrimage sites line the way to the river. The site is shared with Israel, and it’s odd to see another country across the river. We then drove to Jerash, the best preserved Roman city outside of Italy. It was hot, but that didn’t stop me from seeing all the site has to offer, which is considerable. It was amazing to see the intact main road and fountains of the former great city. Finally, it was on to the Dead Sea, where I finished out my trip. After my hectic schedule, a day of relaxation on the banks of this strange body of water was much needed. The high salt level in the Sea creates natural buoyancy for everyone, and bobbing along is a unique experience. The Dead Sea mud is also famous for its healthy qualities.
Of course it’s sad that my trip to the remarkable country of Jordan has come to an end, but what an experience. These photo highlights are the just the beginning; I have countless stories to tell and experiences to describe about this magnificent place.
3 thoughts on “Bethany-Beyond-the-Jordan, Roman City of Jerash and the Dead Sea: Adventures in Jordan”
The ruins look amazing. Did you get to hear much of the story behind them all?
Did you get to swim in the Dead Sea? It just sounds incredible!
Yes and yes!
Didn’t realize the Dead Sea was also in Jordan, wish I would have gone when I was there
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