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... at him like he had two heads. She repeated the question and he said none again. Then she asked "parent's religion" which resulted in the same response "none." Eventually he gave up and said "Christian" and that was sufficient. We then moved on through to actually cross the boarder.
At the gate, another man checked our passports again, checked the exit document we were given and scanned our payment card for the exit tax. Then we walked across to ...
... 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.
Past the housing ...
... within the ancient city. You can no longer ride horses into the city (too much vibration and dust was damaging the narrow canyon (Siq) leading into the city), and they have laid concrete through much of the Siq to further reduce damage. Still, despite these changes, UNESCO has placed Petra on the risk list, worrying that without further restrictions on tourist traffic, the city will be irreparably damaged in the next 10 years or so.
... a clear day, Jerusalem. It wasn't one. Maybe Moses spent 12 years up there waiting for one to fulfill the promise of seeing the Holy Land. Whatever the reason, that's as far as he got.
They are restoring the church and memorial for Moses built on the top of the hill for pilgrims to visit, and it was closed to visitors, so there wasn't much to do apart from admiring the view along with bus loads of other people. There were some well preserved mosaic ...
... Airport. There we went through Customs and then cleared security on the International side, and finally headed to our 757 - our home away from home.
When we boarded the TCS jet, most went by bus, but a few of us walked around the edge of the tarmac, and got our morning exercise. Now our fabulous crew had their African garb on, and Einar was his safari outfit. We all had fun swapping stories about our different safari experiences, and we had ...
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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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