Petra Silk Road Hotel
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Petra: 1500 steps, 25 kms of hiking over 9 hours, 600 m of elevation change, 28 degrees Celsius, 2.3 L of water and two lemon mints gulped down, one twisted ankle, 92 photos, 3 bathroom breaks, one magnificent ancient carved sandstone city, and a whole bunch of stunning views.
My first glimpse of Petra was by candlelight. It was hushed …
Of all the countries we've been to, Jordan is probably the one I know least about. There are two things I know about Jordan, firstly, that it is home to the ancient city of Petra. I know this from the Indiana Jones movies! Secondly, it is home to the Dead Sea, this I know from watching the likes of Michael Palin on TV (and from looking at an atlas!). Otherwise my knowledge of Jordan is pretty limited.
This probably reflects badly on ...
... as we flew in on our Bush Plane today Lecture on board today by David entitled: Africa Tribal Society 4:53pm. Arrived at King Hussein airport in Aqaba, Jordan. Boarded our buses for the 2 hour drive to Petra. Just passed the Jordan Military Hospital not far from the airport. It is a very desert and rocky like terrain here with a few green Palm trees. It is 72 and very windy here today due to a sand storm earlier. Jordan is a ...
... in our hands.
What goes up must come down and as it was now gone 4pm, it was time to start heading back as visitors must be out of the city by sunset. The return walk whilst easier on the thighs with a downhill decline, still took quite some time and we had to walk at a real pace, it was exhausting. We were cheered on by one Bedouin just gently trotting along on his donkey playing ‘Don’t worry be happy’ on his mini hi-fi ...
... route which appeared to be much more the road less travelled which was excellent as some of the rock colourings, carvings and temples were awesome. At the bottom we made a couple of wrong turns before finally getting on track and heading this time towards the Monastery. Now if we thought the day before was bad or the trip to the high place of sacrifice was tiring this was exhausting. With the sun right above us and the heat of the day firmly on us we made the 40 ...