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Jul 24, 2007 - The Salty Dead Sea and Awe Inspiring Petra

From Amman our bus took to the King's Highway in the direction of Petra, first travelling through the fertile Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea. I was pretty excited about visiting the Dead Sea - at an elevation of 400m below sea level, this is the lowest place on earth! The easiest way to visit the Dead Sea in Jordan is through one of the swish hotels that line the shore. These each have a piece of beach front so you can have a float, and most sell a day pass that gives you access to their regular pools so you can have a bit of a proper...

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May 5, 2007 - Petra Rocks

Copyright 2007 David Rich 1200 Words jdavidrich@yahoo.com 1 Jordanian Dinar=$1.40 US P E T R A R O C K S I've often puzzled over which is the world's most fabulous archaeological site. Of course, superlatives such as most fabulous, best, and crème de la crème may depend mostly on taste, or lack thereof. But still, without diverting to definition, I throw out the gauntlet for the debate to begin. For me the best of the ancient best is Petra in Jordan, hands down the most photogenic, colorful and extensive on the planet, its Treasury first...

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Apr 28, 2007 - Petra

I arrived in Petra fairly late from the Ferry in Aqaba. I'm currently traveling with another traveler from USA. Had an interesting conversation with one local when he asked where we're from. Apparently he is not a big fan of the USA (story for another time). Suffice to say, I think it will be best if say were both from Canada. So far I've found people in Egypt and Jordan just love Canada. Their initial response after telling them I'm from Canada is "oh.. Canada Dry". Is this our contribution to the world?? Visted the ancient city of Petra...

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Jan 14, 2007 - Indi!!!

Great! Boiled eggs, white goat's cheese, instant coffee, and pita bread for breakfast - again! I know, I know. It sounds pretty good, doesn't it? Well hell ya! And it was for the first 16 times, but it's getting a little old now. I suppose I can't knock it too hard - it's included with every hotel, so there's no extra meal to buy, but I have run out of creative ideas on how to arrange those items differently so that I at least FEEL like I am having a different culinary experience. Now if I spread the cheese with my left hand this time,...

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Nov 25, 2006 - JORDAN: Petra

Jordanian public transport was against us again when we tried to move from Madaba to Petra (about 200 kilometers south). Even though Petra is THE place to visit in Jordan. Maybe they are saying this so that you will fork out 45 JOD ($90 AUD) for a private taxi since there is no public transport into or out-of Petra at this time of year. Or if there was, no one wanted to tell us. And then our driver's name was Jehad - pretty close to the word Jihad (holy war) if you ask us. Maybe someone is trying to tell us something... Actually Jehad was...

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Jul 18, 2006 - Petra

Following an armed police convoy we drove through the mountainious desert of the Sinai to the port town of Nuweiba and the caught the slow boat across the Red Sea to Jordan. It was classic local transportation, we were told it was only 2 hours... 8 hours later we arrived. Out of 1,000+ passangers, John and I were the only white faces in a sprawled mass of Middle Easterners, needless to say I drew a lot of attention, but it was a good experience. Sweating and cramped with no concept of personal space, everyone sharing food and drink. At one...

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So Many Roads...

Jun 30, 2006 - Jordan

The main reason we went to Jordan was to see the lost city of Petra. As lovers of ancient ruins, it was a must see for Angie and I. I first saw Petra as a kid in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." It looked like the most amazing desert discovery in the movie...and it does not disappoint in real life. Petra is an ancient pink sandstone city that is located in southern Jordan. We entered the ruins via horse drawn carriage down the 3 kilometer tunnel that leads to the ancient city. The first building (and most spectacular) was the Treasury....

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May 18, 2006 - Petra, E-PE-TÁ-CU-LO!

O despertador perdeu a briga justa que travamos e acordamos 1 hora e meia mais tarde que o planejado. Tomamos nosso café da manhã de pão sírio com geléia e antes de seguir até Petra, paramos em uma padaria para garantir nosso almoço nas ruínas - uma ótima experiência, pães sírios (aqui jordanianos), muitos doces e todos os tipos de esfihas. Para entrar em Petra, você percorre uma passagem que sangra a rocha vermelho e rosa que caracteriza o local. O percurso sinuoso tem 1,2 km que pode ser feito a pé, de charrete, cavalo ou burros, andamos...

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May 12, 2006 - Petra & Wadi Rum, Jordan

When planning my trip, Jordan was all about Petra. Infact I have to have to say Petra was really the reason why the Middle East crept on to the itinerary. But on the safari in Africa John said to me a trip to Jordan without a visit to Wadi Rum was bordering on criminal...he was right. Not knowing much and with the sun quickly going down, I was blindly led to the town of Wadi Rum by a cab driver I found once I finished the ferry ride from Egypt. After five minutes in a hut negotiating with an imposing 6 foot (and plenty of change) man in...

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May 11, 2006 - Petra

I think we are staying in Petra, although it could be called Wadi Musa and Petra might be the ancient city they discovered afew years ago that the Nabateans lived in about 6000 years ago. We are visiting it 2moro. Petra is the place of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, its a city carved into the rock face and is really amazing. The Byzantines and the Romans added their bit to it, so its an interesting mix of monuments and buildings, but mostly it has heaps of tombs. Spent the whole day there but it takes afew days to see everything unless...

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May 2, 2006 - Petra

We got up at 2:30am, got dressed and went to the airport. Got to Aqaba, on the bus by 6:00, and to Petra by 8:00. (Got a little sleep on the bus.) We had breakfast at our hotel and took the bus to Petra. I was last there in 1975 and Norm has never been there. When I was there, you had to ride donkeys in, but today, they have dug down to the Roman road, widened it a bit and only let horse-drawn carriages in to the Siq (the narrow gorge that leads to Petra). After that they have horses, camels and mules to take you the rest of the 2 1/2 miles...

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Apr 10, 2006 - Petra... and Indiana Jones (Peltekian)

Written by Sophie Today we visited to the place where the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was made. We were taken by horse driven carriages through a gorge into the entrance to the city. This is an amazing place with lots of tombs and whole building curved up in the rock. We climbed to the top of the hill overlooking the Valley. We could see all of Petra. We also saw a ruined theatre and it was amazing. Then we drove to the famous sea port on the Red Sea called Aqaba. On the way, Dad and mom told us all about Lawrence of Arabia....

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