Israel 2012 Day 15, 16 & 17 – Driving to Allenby bridge and back to Amman and Home Sweet Home

The last 2 days of the exotic tour were spent making our way back to Singapore. We drove to Allenby’s bridge (King Hussein on the Jordan side) and dropped the car off before heading through the immigrations. Crossing back to Jordan felt easier compared to we made our way over to Israel. However, the whole sequence was the same, with the minibuses ferrying passengers between the immigration counters. Once we crossed over, we got onto a taxi that brought us to the last accommodation, Larsa hotel.

Larsa Hotel room.

Larsa Hotel room.

Large enough for a table.

Large enough for a table.

Simple toilet.

Simple toilet.

Comes with bathroom accessories.

Comes with bathroom accessories.

Lobby of the hotel.

Lobby of the hotel.

We catered some time for the crossing but managed to do it earlier than expected, probably because we tried to do so as early as the counters were opened. Took the afternoon off for shopping in Amman in City Mall and had lunch.

City Mall

City Mall

MacD in Jordan.

MacD in Jordan.

At night we visited yet another mall, Mecca mall and had dinner before packing for the long flight home.

Wraps.

Wraps.

Pasta.

Pasta.

Fruit cup.

Fruit cup.

Mecca mall.

Mecca mall.

From Larsa hotel, we arranged for a taxi to take us to the airport. Then it was about getting to Doha first then transit back to Singapore, arriving in the afternoon.

View of Amman airport.

View of Amman airport.

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Quick snack before the flight to Doha.

Quick snack before the flight to Doha.

Waiting for the connecting flight.

Waiting for the connecting flight.

Another meal before the after midnight flight before arriving home.

Another meal before the after midnight flight before arriving home.

This trip was one of my favorite as we were visited the “exotic” places where Jordan and Israel had to offer. The Petra as one of the new wonder of the world left us in awe, the amusing experience with the Dead Sea and the salty mud, the feeling of tension through thousands of years of religious conflict in Jerusalem, the eye opening experience in the visit to Bethlehem in terms of religious history and current isolation and others. Glad I had this checked off my bucket list.

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About ziyi

A travel addict from the little red dot otherwise known as Singapore. Started blogging during travel to help the aging forgetful mind remember the experience of each destination.

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