Petra Sella Hotel
Travel Blogs from Wadi Musa
... rest of the day, going to bed early waiting for the adventure that lay ahead.
Happy 5 year anniversary to us! We would be celebrating by hiking through Petra for the day.
We made sure to get up early as it was supposed to be a warm day out. Our desert living has made us aware of how to handle the heat and we knew hiking 10 miles in the middle of the day was not the best choice. After we got ready, we ate what we had bought ...
... Petra, and they think that only a small percent has been rediscovered so far. If you ever get a chance to visit Petra make sure you do. For Indiana Jones fans, this is apparently where they shot, "the last crusade". Back at the Valentine Inn, we ate a traditional Jordanian buffet feast for 5JD each, slept on the hardest bed in the world with the hardest pillow to match and the next day caught a bus back up to Amman to explore the capital and spend our last 2 days in this amazing ...
... so I do recommend paying the 10 JD to ride a donkey up, especially if you’ve never ridden one. Great experience as "donkey knows the way". The Monastery popped out of the rock where we ended up with some free time and lunch. There’s a few viewpoints here as well, but like parts of our hike, the steps are a bit big and can be slippery so use caution.
After coming back from the Monastery, I left the main group with ...
... facing our last opportunity to smoke a "hubbly bubbly" pipe while in Jordan. This is the ornate water-pipe, in which people smoke non-tobacco in a variety of flavors. It is very much a cultural experience, as it is really only generating aromas and facilitating long chats over tea or coffee. We asked at the hotel for an "appropriate" place for us to try it, and the man walked us outside and pointed directly across the street. Convenient. ...
... BUT you could go inside them. There’s not much to them inside, but it’s cool to see the tombs and the colors of the rocks that were carved out. It really showed the different reds, blacks, and greys in the rocks. The big hike started from here, up the al-Khubtha path. This gave a great view of the city of Petra near the top of the path.
I hardly saw anyone on the hour-long walk up the path, but enough people to know I was heading in the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet