Travel Blogs from Petra, Jordan

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Rock of Ages, Petra, Jordan travel blog

Rock of Ages

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... lost sound in placed, crackled and snowed a bit, and needed to be hit every few minutes just added to the atmosphere.  Petra Day 2: Having seen the main sites yesterday, we chose to get off the beaten track and explore the lesser seen ...

Day 20: Hiking in Burbeita & Afra Canyons, Petra, Jordan travel blog

Day 20: Hiking in Burbeita & Afra Canyons

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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... spent sixteen years.  We learned during the day that Ali specializes in guiding in the canyons in this section of Jordan. We consider ourselves really fortunate to have had this experience with him! We pay our departure tax and have the ...

Petra and the Last Crusade, Petra, Jordan travel blog

Petra and the Last Crusade

A travel blog entry by justinrowe

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... had been a sand storm and there was a lot of sand in the air. It was also freezing cold. I had never anticipated that Jordan would be cold. I had only packed a day pack to last me about four days and stupidly I had not packed any warm clothes. ...

The Not for Profit Hotel, Wadi Musa (Petra), Jordan travel blog

The Not for Profit Hotel

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... rag doll and slack-jawed stared at the ceiling, panting until I passed out. The next day while discovering the wonders of Petra the two Americans, two Dutchmen, two Japanese, a Canadian and an Australian banded together and decided that we'd all eat ...

Petra-Fied, Petra, Jordan travel blog

Petra-Fied

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... of Islam it was later abandoned as a proper city. It wasn't until the early 19th century, when a Swiss explorer stumbled into Petra that it was rediscovered in the West. Part I It's a twenty minute walk beneath varying hues of soaring schist from ...

Indiana Jones, Lionel Richie and Red Sea 'R and R', Dahab, Red Sea and Petra, Jordan travel blog

Indiana Jones, Lionel Richie and Red Sea 'R and R'

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... Luxor to Hurgada on the red sea coast, ferry to Sharm el Sheik on Sinai, minibus to Neiweba. Ferry to Aquaba in Jordan then car to Petra, fabulous day exploring the ruins then back over on the ferry to Egypt and onto Dahab for 6 days of RnR and diving in ...

Petra was red, Petra, Jordan travel blog

Petra was red

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Wehoo, Indiana Jones experiens (sort of). It was quite touristy, but still ...

The Rose of Jordan, Wadi Musa (Petra), Jordan travel blog

The Rose of Jordan

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... sights and make our way back to Amman (since we fly out of there on the 23). So we picked the highlight of sightseeing in Jordan - Petra - and set off. Our taxi driver who took us to the bus station, in contrast to the driver who delivered us to our ...

Petra majestic, Petra, Jordan travel blog

Petra majestic

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... out for it cut into the cliff walls as you pass through. As the Siq ends you have tantalising glimpses of Petra's premier attraction - Al Khazneh - which is more commonly known as The Treasury. Made famous by the third instalment of the ...

El Condor and the Last Crusade, Petra, Jordan travel blog

El Condor and the Last Crusade

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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... to you. That, and the endless hordes of gawking tourists and mercenary hawkers that such magnificence inevitably draws to itself. Petra demands more attention than a more half-way whirlwind tour, as much for the chance to experience its shifting moods ...

hello again and this time from amman in ..., Petra, Jordan travel blog

hello again and this time from amman in ...

A travel blog entry by jrcormack

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Hello again and this time from Amman in Jordan, As the first 3 months of my trip come to a close, it would be an opportunity to reflect on some of the highlights that have occurred but instead I am going to tell you (and most likely bore you) of an ...

The Jewel of Jordan, Petra, Jordan travel blog

The Jewel of Jordan

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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... ;to easily travel to Lebanon, I was more determined than ever to visit to Jordan. Specifically, I wanted to see Petra.  This is where the mysterious Nabataeans established their capital city sometime around the 6th century ...

Petra - the other half, Petra, Jordan travel blog

Petra - the other half

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... untenable, forcing its abandonment. It wasn't until the Umayyids moved back in around the turn of the first millennium that Petra had more than nomadic presence. Fortunately there hasn't been further significant seisms since its decline or there would be ...

Promising Petra.., Petra, Jordan travel blog

Promising Petra..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... has to be one of the finest archeological sites in the world. It was a tough decision to spend as much time in Jordan as we had to but being able to see Petra again and to also have Kat see it for her first time made it all worth it (almost). Petra was ...

Keeping up with the Indiana Jones, Petra, Jordan travel blog

Keeping up with the Indiana Jones

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... The Nabataeans were a desert people, who apparently were nomadic, until in an intense burst of activity, they built the city of Petra. Exactly when is a harder question to answer. There is some evidence that the city, known as Selah, is mentioned in the ...

Petra, Petra, Jordan travel blog

Petra

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... fantastic, its really clean and friendly, unlike the hostel we stayed in in Amman which was an absolute shithole! Today we went and explored Petra, we were up at 6am this morning to be ready for our lift from the hostel at 7am!! We needed to get there ...

Petra - The Jewel In Jordan's Tourist Crown., Petra, Jordan travel blog

Petra - The Jewel In Jordan's Tourist Crown.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... her headscarf - perhaps it won't be long and email will be part of her life too.  Footnote: Petra, Ma'an Governorate, Jordan has been listed as one of the New Seven Wonders Of The World Winners. Petra also features in the book ...

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Amman, Jerash and Petra, Jordan travel blog

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... . We are doing absolutely fantastic (at least now that he has finally arrived, he missed his plane and I was stranded in rainy Jordan for three days...) We spent the first two days in Amman doing tours of the area. First day was mostly a Roman ruins ...

Travel tip 5: invest in a cheap pack of ..., Petra, Jordan travel blog

Travel tip 5: invest in a cheap pack of ...

A travel blog entry by jrcormack

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... plan is to get there by about 4am and climb the mountain above the treasury and watch sunrise.... cannot wait!!! As for Jordan what an amazing and friendly place, the people are just great... but an adventure would not be an adventure without some ...

Panting, Perspiring and Pimpin' in Petra., Petra, Jordan travel blog

Panting, Perspiring and Pimpin' in Petra.

A travel blog entry by chrisquared

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What can I say about Petra?  It was really and truly amazing.  Huge area and much bigger than I had ever imagined.  We walked around the grounds in the killer desert heat for about 9 hours or so... maybe 10, I think i have blocked that ...

Indiana Jones and T.E. Lawrence, Petra and Wadi Rum, Jordan travel blog

Indiana Jones and T.E. Lawrence

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... Romans had cut an amphitheatre into the bare rock !!!!! Through another passage, and the there it was, the most impressive site in Jordan. The Monastery. This was huge. So we climbed up the side and stood on top, mooned all of our fellow passengers and ...

Petra and Wadi Rum, Petra, Jordan travel blog

Petra and Wadi Rum

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... were totally exhausted at the end of the day.....but it was worth it! The next day I found out that we could take a ferry from Jordan to Egypt instead of going back through Israel. So we high tailed it out of Petra and back 2 hours to the port to catch ...

Took the bus from damascus straight to ..., Wadi Musa / Petra, Jordan travel blog

Took the bus from damascus straight to ...

A travel blog entry by gdrenfrew

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... . I've seen it a couple of times, but they'd probably seen it millions of times. I must have been bored. Spent a day at Petra though it was pretty extorionately priced - over 20pounds for one day. The slow walk down the split rockface (the Siq) was a ...

Petra, Petra, Jordan travel blog

Petra

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... , there was a store selling products from the women's cooperation. Diana picked me up from the bus station. By the way, Jordan needs a proper station. The so-called Abdali Station in Amman consists of a road with bus company offices on both sides. When ...

The Rıng of Fıre, Petra, Jordan travel blog

The Rıng of Fıre

A travel blog entry by coigreach

... 'ng for the Hydrofoıl to cross the Red Sea, Aqaba seemed lıke a whole new world.  Fırst ımpressıons of Jordan?  Clean, modern, fabulous food and a gorgeous hotel.  We were clearly ın the desert and could see Israel from across ...

Jordan, Petra, Jordan travel blog

Jordan

A travel blog entry by moonboots79

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Finally out of Egypt, Petra, Jordan travel blog

Finally out of Egypt

A travel blog entry by croixfamily

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... long wait for the "fast boat." As usual with transport in Egypt, there's a story there. Only had a couple of days in Jordan. Saw Petra but have no pics. The camera died, but don't worry, just google it and whatever comes up...it looks like that. ...

The Sun, the Sands, the Safari, and the Stars, Petra, Jordan travel blog

The Sun, the Sands, the Safari, and the Stars

A travel blog entry by liliens

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... being prepared and we had to start packing up for our one-hour bus trip to our next destination, the place we are now, Petra, Jordan. Bonnie and I were the only foreigners on the bus, since this was not the way tourists usally travel through these ...

Full Jordania: Petra, sabores y el Hammam, Petra, Jordan travel blog

Full Jordania: Petra, sabores y el Hammam

A travel blog entry by cpodesta

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Chapter Two: Petra, Amman, Petra, Jordan travel blog

Chapter Two: Petra, Amman

A travel blog entry by justajaunt

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... afford such a thing but even the pyramids aren't that expensive and a pretty good number of the people interested in going to Petra are students who can't afford 50JD or retired folks on vacations who often have a hard time at Petra due to the physical ...

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