The Monkey Princess (stellanova) wrote,
The Monkey Princess
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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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