Edom Hotel Petra
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEdom Hotel Petra Wadi Musa
The hotel was fine... a bland modern place with a maze of corridors downstairs and a slightly unfinished feel on the accommodation floors. The setting was perfect, just a few hundred metres from the entrance to the Petra world heritage site. It's on a side street so very quiet, but with plenty of restaurants just steps away. My only minor quibble about the hotel would be the showers, but I don't expect much water pressure in the desert.
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... doing tae kwon do each day and this keeps him from throwing himself out the window - the kids are off school for two and a half months and are driving him crazy. "How can you teach kids that age?" He asks us. "My kids are that age and after two hours I sometimes want to suicide myself." Tourism is dead in July in Jordan - not just because it is hot. Yesterday in Amman it was 42, but to be honest, it's not really all that different from a hot day in Toronto, except that ...
... at 4pm, exhausted. There just isn't enough time to explore everything in one day, or two.
For more than 2000 years, the name Petra was just a mysterious sound, a name in dusty documents. Only the local Bedouin people knew of its existence, because they lived in its caves. Converted to Islam and disguised as an Arab, Swiss traveler Johann Ludwig Burckhardt found the lost city in 1812.
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... left unseen are left behind. We also see people horribly sunburned and one lady from the ship is suffering from heat exhaustion, but our party of four make it back up and out to the taxi only slightly late :). Our driver then puts his best effort and speed into getting us back to the ship on time. So great was his effort that we even have time for a quick tour of the town and he drives us up through the old town of Aqaba for a panoramic view across the bay. From here we can ...
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... a guide for the past 18 years. The walk into this UNESCO World Heritage site, Petra, was truly incredible, far exceeding my expectations as I marveled at the architectural wonders. We saw many tombs, of the royal, the public and of soldiers, as we walked down into the ruins toward the Treasury. Far in the distance was Aaron's tomb, at the top of a mountain nearby. Amazingly, Ahmed said that 99% of the site is still underground, yet to be fully discovered, and there are archeological ...