Crowne Plaza Resort Petra
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCrowne Plaza Resort Petra Wadi Musa
what a place. genuinely five stars, but be prepared to be overwhelmed by the crowds. the buffet breakfast goes on for miles and they have a pretty sweet set up for swimming in the Dead Sea.
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... through Petra. The heat was immense which was a constant reminder that you were still in the desert. Petra is massive, and there are still excavations going on. Then site is 264 square km and is an amazing journey through the ages, with all sorts of buildings, tombs carved into the sandstone which was all done by Nabataean hands with hammer and chisel.
Iain had been to Petra a couple of times before and really wanted to go to the Monastery, which ...
... two for… no four for 1 dinar!!’ I had just been ambushed by a couple of 8 years old!
Taking regular breaks and ensuring I breathed through my mouth to warrant the maximum intake of oxygen, I persevered. The breathing through my mouth bit was easy as that’s what one does when fighting for survival!!
‘Nearly there’, another vendor shouted to me. He didn’t even try to sell me anything seeing the state I was in. ...
... metres through the siq, but it seemed longer going
than it did coming back - isn't that always the way.
When we arrived at the Treasury, it looked beautiful. Eventually I figured out how to take a
reasonable photo of it, but Emma took her big camera and a gorillapod, and took
wonderful photos. There were several instrumentals, using traditional musical
instruments, and a man spoke about them. ...
... may have once stood, or empty graves where bodies may have been buried.
We walk almost sixteen kilometres today, and only scratch the surface. You can see buildings carved into the rocks wherever you look. The size is surprising, but pleasantly so, at least we didn't come all this way just to see a building that we had already seen in a movie.
We have bought a two day ticket, so will come back tomorrow to look at it from a different ...
... We were pleased, as the sun got low in the sky at day's end, to mount camels for the 3 mile ride (almost straight up!) through the bedouin village to meet our bus. I called mine Matilda. She was the pretty one :) There are many bedouin who work the crowd in Petra, selling their wares. They actually lived in their tents until fairly recently. In 1985 UNESCO came into Petra to run ...