Petra Silk Road Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPetra Silk Road Hotel Wadi Musa
This hotel is only a few minutes walk to the entrance to Petra so you can get an early start easily. The hotel itself is quite run down but it is clean so hard to complain too much. If you do justice in Petra you won't spend much time there anyway. The staff is very nice. Food was typical middle eastern fare.
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I've never used the British nationality yet (it's not like I have a British accent either..), but maybe I'll try a few times to see if I get a different reaction. Or I can try to use the Australian nationality I guess, if I want a free beer or something just because I'm cool (in any other context, I will probably only get indifference - or ridicule thanks to Tony Abbott! but let's not get political! ;-))
Anyways, we keep chatting and tell the lady that we are ...
... carried a tablah, a small hand drum. Together they serenaded us with some of the traditional folk songs. Both were talented and as a duo provided a very pleasant evening entertainment. All this whist sitting around drinking sweet tea. Ah yes, tea! All afternoon and in to the evening; before dinner and after, we were asked every 5 minutes if we wanted ‘more’ tea. All the Bedouins seem to do is sit around drinking tea all day. They are almost as bad as ...
Now to find our way back to the hotel. It was dark but the streets remained well illuminated. On our way down from the hotel, part of the road became one way. We failed to identify the one way system that would take us back to our hotel. We drove as far as a small roundabout but no route seemed to head in the direction we wanted to go. We tried several different roads that either led us down a dirt track or to a dead end or in one instance down a dirt track AND ...
... one whole hillside full of carved buildings and tombs. By this time our guide had left us and we continued on along an old road (Colannaded Street) and decided to take the long walk (including 800 steps) up to the monastery. This is Petra's second most famous building. Hmmmm it was tough and I was so thankful that it was only around 17 degrees but still it was very hot. We were so lucky with the weather....we had the most perfect day for it :) The ...
... Petra turns out to be a city, and much of it is still intact, some of the facades of the buildings are worn away by the weather, but given most of the buildings here are two thousand years old, or older, it's amazing how well they have survived.
Much of the site has been discovered fairly recently, since the Indiana Jones movie was filmed here. Sand several metres deep that had been blown down into the site over the years has been excavated ...