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stellanova of arabia

Salaam walaykum! ! I am in the Middle East! Well, in a shamefully fancy hotel on the banks of the Dead Sea, anyway. I am absolutely knackered as this is the first day sincde Friday that I haven't had to get out of bed at an ungodly hour (we get alarm calls at half six every morning - which, bearing in mind that my body is still on Irish time, is half four), so I have spent the day relaxong by bouncing about in the strangely soothing Dead Sea, covering myself in mud and rinsing it off (which really does wonderful things to the skin) and then lying on a lounger reading the New Yorker. So far this week I've rattled around on a jeep into the desert at Wadi Rum; walked for miles through the amazing ancient city of Petra; eaten my entire weight in hummous. All of this has been a lot of fun, if exhausting. Patsington and I are the youngest on the tour by a good twenty years, but all the others are really nice and we've been having a great time. Eight, I'm off to eat more hummous...

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daegaer
Sep. 23rd, 2008 10:57 am (UTC)
Hooray! Have a great time!
stellanova
Sep. 28th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
Danke! I am back now and VERY tired after travelling all night - no sleep at all....
leedy
Sep. 23rd, 2008 11:11 am (UTC)
That sounds fab! Enjoy the rest of it!
cangetmad
Sep. 23rd, 2008 11:21 am (UTC)
Ooh, swish! I hope you continue to enjoy it.
jinxremoving
Sep. 23rd, 2008 11:55 am (UTC)
JEALOUS. Enjoy!
barsine
Sep. 23rd, 2008 12:50 pm (UTC)
That sounds amazing -- like being in 'O, Jerusalem'. Enjoy the rest of it.
felinitykat
Sep. 23rd, 2008 01:03 pm (UTC)
Wooow, that sounds so unbelievably cool! Hope that you continue to have an awesome time and that you'll have pictures to share when you're back.
antepacem
Sep. 23rd, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh jealous! Amazing.
starfishchick
Sep. 23rd, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to seeing pictures! Enjoy!!
yiskah
Sep. 23rd, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I am glad you're having a good time! Have you been to Madaba yet? The mosaics are amazing!
stellanova
Sep. 28th, 2008 01:21 pm (UTC)
Yes! It was brilliant. We went to a cool mosaic workshop co-op where Patsington and I went insane and bought a little table for far too much money.
glitterboy1
Sep. 23rd, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, wonderful! It sounds like a fantastic time - I hope the rest of the tour goes as well as it has so far!
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