Here we sit in our room, 5:45 am local time ... waiting for someone else in our hotel to wake up. :) We're pretty sure breakfast is included in our room, but we're not quite sure what time that is offered. Since our internal clocks are obviously not in line with the local time, we were up at 4 am, wide awake. The girls were sitting on their bed, eating beef jerky by 5 am.
Our motel is really sweet. We have a family room, so the girls each have their own twin bed. The doors are all like castles ... with wood beams that come down to lock them. The lights are lanterns and it took us a half hour to find google in English instead of Arabic. :)
We have heard the call to prayer twice already ... we'll have to do some research to find out the significance of the times. It's very similiar to Senegal in that regard. The call to prayer is a regular part of everyday.
This morning we are going out exploring in the city. We'll have chwarmas for lunch (local sandwiches, like gyros) and hopefully take a nap before we head out for our safari in the dessert.
Interesting side note ... the first thing Sasha said when we got off the plane: "Where are the sand and camels? This is not Dubai, mama." :)