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... Petra for 3 full days and even had the chance to visit at night by candlelight! (more on that later..)
Jordan's ecomomy is very reliant on tourism. Government press release state tourism is down by 40-50% due to nearby events in Syria and Irak, but shop and hotel owners told us they are being hit by a 80% downturn. For sure there isn't a whole lot of people around at the moment.
In the city shop owners are rather desperate, one guy expressing this in a ...
They disappeared in to their tent only to reappear several minutes later.
‘I would like to change tent as it smells like a family of cats have been inside.’ Look around pal, a family of cats probably have been inside!!!
When they finally made an appearance for a second time, they preferred to keep to themselves and sat on the other side of the communal ‘ring’.
Roisin and I were happy to sit and watch all ...
... to the poor sod who has to go around afterwards and blow them all out!!’
We were all directed to sit down in front of the candles but some of us chose to sit on a nearby bench whilst the guide set about explaining a spiritual connection with Petra before a couple of musicians treated us to a recital of traditional Jordanian folk tunes (there is a hint of sarcasm there if you look hard enough!!) The instruments of choice consisted of a flute (although I ...
... was in fact built to be a royal tomb but was later renamed the treasury by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwing Burckhardt who rediscovered it in 1812. Apparently 13 bodies were found beneath, one of which was around a 16yr old male who was believed to be the king. The Nabateans were obviously very gifted people whose origins were from the Arabian Peninsula before settling in Jordan around 2200 years ago. Their travels and experiences previously had exposed them ...
... fine art - a ceiling painting of a grape vine including grapes and Cupid. Next to Little Petra we visited a Neolithic village which dates back to 10,000 BC. I guess the Nabatean's visited this site much like people of the 21st century visit Petra today. The village was of the time when hunter gatherers first domesticated animals, grew crops and livid end in communities. It was amazing to see the remnants ...