Sharah Mountains Hotel
Travel Blogs from Wadi Musa
Along with Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat, Petra is one of the great "Lost Cities" of the world. It is an amazing sight to see and we are happy that we had a chance to visit it. Most people know it from the “Treasury” (see picture – you'll probably recognize it – maybe from Indiana Jones!), but as you’ll see from the …
... riderless camels in the softening light. As sunset grew near we climbed up and sat on a rock taking impossibly pretty photos and worrying about the antics of a group of browsing camels circling us. The sky turned a rose red and pale orange as the sun sank and we clambered aboard our truck for the mad dash across the dunes back to camp before it got too dark. A lovely experience! Back at camp we had a well deserved cold drink ...
... cheers of "Yalla!" (Let's go!) and "Take your time, keep walking" (a confusing contradiction). More than once, I almost gave in to the temptation to hire a mule, horse or camel for toughest bits, but in the end I managed the whole trek the self-powered way. It would have been much more comfortable to see Petra over two days vs one very long one. However, it was absolutely exhilarating, and I'm happy that we squeezed so much into the time we had.
... start an uphill climb.
Regardless, I walked through the Siq, past the ever-impressive Treasury, and started my ascent up to the High Place of Sacrifice. This is where it is thought the Nabataeans may have sacrificed things to the gods. It wasn’t nearly as impressive as the Treasury or the Monastery, but from that height it did offer a pretty spectacular view down on to Petra. I wandered around up there for a couple of ...
But of course like any Canyon system you have to walk out. Although the walk was easier than Claustral we were feeling it by the time we got back to the bus.
What a privilege to have been able to see petra. This is the land that the people of God have waddled for Millennium. The Israelites with Moses and before that Abraham ...
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