Monday, December 5th, 2005 Jerash, Jordan...an ancient city
Jerash has been compared to
While we were standing at the top of the Amphitheater, yes we always climb to the top for the view; we enjoyed Paul’s singing from the “sweet spot” that Samur had shown him. We could hear him singing and Samur speaking very clearly as though they had a microphone. For our entertainment (and a few tips) we had several costumed guards playing bag pipes.
We were late arriving at the
Our next site was the Saracens’ castle at Ajiun. Saladin built this twelfth century castle during his campaign to drive the Crusaders from
By 3 pm we were at a olive press company where local farmers bring their olives to be pressed for the oil. Definitely not a typical tourist site but they were very gracious in allowing us to see the process from start to finish. Sixteen liters of olive oil costs $75.00. Later we stopped along the highway at a small roadside press designed to split the raw olive so that the locals could then process them for eating. Kevin agreed to bite into one…tasted very bitter he said!
This evening we drove to a private home located in an industrial area of
A short bus ride back to our home away from home brought our third day in