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... dry, so stepping into the shade gives instant relief. The dry heat also makes for some good hair days - no risk of frizz around here. But the industry has been hit hard by the conflict in Syria and recent events in Iraq. Our driver said he's never seen it so dead. While bad for Jordan, it means that the place is an archeological playground that we have virtually all to ourselves. Today we drove down the King's Highway, stopping at Mt. Nebo - the site where Moses ...
... But we finally made it and it was worth the hike. This was huge and in nearly perfect condition considering the age of it. Quite impressive, that's for sure. So we spent a bit of time here, resting, cooling off, eating an early lunch and enjoying the peace and quiet....until the noisey American showed up. When we had bought our tickets, she was ahead of us in line and was complaining that no one would take a mastercard even though they are advertised ...
... day was over and the mellow evening colours made the air seem orange and ochre. It was really beautiful and the sandstone reflected the action of the elements making up this beautiful area. Even my daughter was impressed and despite the obvious tourist trap of camel rides catching small groups of them in shot made the atmosphere even better. We saw lots of rock formations, puffed our way to the top of a sand dune and looked ...
... and there are many channels and some terracotta pipes to control the regular deluge and protect the city.
The highlight is early in the day as you come out of the Siq to be greeted with the frontage of the Treasury with it's fine roman carving. Early in the morning the sunlight clears the cliff edge and hits the Treasury shining brightly and allowing for lovely photos.
We walked around the easily accessible parts of Petra since none of us ...
... 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.