Category Archives: Petra

Incongruity

One thing I love about travel is how the world has a knack for shattering my illusions. I frequently see things that just don’t line up with expectations. It could be a BedouinĀ  riding a donkey while talking on his … Continue reading

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Petra Revisited

The colors in Petra are amazing – almost unreal. If you saw something like this in a theme park, you would probably criticize it for looking so fake. But this is very real. At first glace these bands look like … Continue reading

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Petra

I have a confession to make. A year ago, everything I knew about Petra I had learned from Indiana Jones. I had visions of a narrow Siq and enclosed spaces. Those do exist, but there is more – so much … Continue reading

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The End Is Near

… the end of the day, of course. What did you think I meant? After a very full day in Petra (we covered 20 km on foot) we headed back to the hotel for a sauna and a cold beverage … Continue reading

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Barter For Dummies

I could use a book like that, because when it comes to bartering, I definitely qualify as a dummy. But I get the sense that it could be a lot worse, so maybe I shouldn’t complain. We took a taxi … Continue reading

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Another Piece of the Puzzle

At the Place of High Sacrifice in Petra, there are two obelisks on the top of a mountain. Apparently the obelisks were not erected on top of the mountain; the mountain was carved away to create the obelisks. Very impressive. … Continue reading

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Petra

Too many pictures of Petra to share today, so I’ll continue with the stairs theme. Coming down from the Place of High Sacrifice, the stairs are rather steep, without railings even though there is a steep drop on one side. … Continue reading

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