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6 CUPS OF TEA

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Black tea and sugar never tasted so good. A steady downpour of rain chilled me to the bone. The fingers on my gloveless hands felt like icicles. Climbing steep, slippery, uneven steps at Petra, Jordan left me drained. The smell of smoke reached me before I saw its source. And then I heard, “Come and sit down. You must be tired. Here, have some tea.” 900 Steps Thirty two of us had journeyed to view one of the seven wonders of the world – the Treasury in Petra, Jordan. Now six of the group were pressing on to get a rare glimpse of the Monastery at Al-Deir. Nine hundred steps up a steep incline through rugged terrain deterred most people…

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