Travel Blogs from Wadi Musa
It's hard to know where to start with Petra. So many expectations, and it lived up to all of them... or at least all that didn't involve Indiana Jones, tunnels, traps and crusaders. We visited Petra three times over two days on this trip: an initial visit with the whole group guided by Danny, a second time when I split from the group and hiked …
The original plan for the day was to walk back into Petra and check out the snake monument, the second strenuous hike we had missed yesterday. We started the day with the hotel's buffer breakfast, which while being fairly authentic local fare, was only average in taste. Almost nothing was made well, but we ate a bit and headed to start a long day.< …
The moment had finally arrived when I was going to see my third wonder of the world. Additionally, the the advantage of the hotel's location was going to be felt. We had a very below average breakfast at the hotel and started the 5 minute walk to the Petra visitor's center. The 2 day entry ticket was more expensive than what the book said, at 55 …
We were up early and after a filling continental breakfast at the hotel, we checked out and left our luggage at the bell desk. Since it was Christmas, a lot was closed and the cab driver took the opportunity to take us to the local artifact shop where he would make the most commission. Sometimes as a tourist, you have to accept the fact that you …
... 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 ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEdom Hotel 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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