|Saturday 26th May - Jordan - Madaba (Day 2)
On previous trips abroad Andrew and I have thoroughly enjoyed hot springs. Lazing about in pools and streams, marvelling at the natural phenomena that makes us swelter rather than shiver.
Before we came to Jordan we had heard of Hammamat Maan, an area of natural hot springs close to Madaba, so thats where we went today.
The road to Hammamat Maan was very spectacular, with views down to the Dead Sea. The final stretch of the road dropped very steeply into a valley and stopped at the springs and a big resort hotel.
There are waterfalls, two major, shallow pools, a cave area that acts as a natural steam room and a separate building housing a sauna and roman bath. The day pass provides access to these areas. There is also a swimming pool but it is for use of hotel guests, non-residents can use it but only after paying a hefty fee.
Although we enjoyed the springs we concluded a couple of things:
1. A visit to Hammamat Maan is not cheap ( a day pass costs 10 JD per adult, thats about