Saturday, July 24, 2010

Petra Jordan

Back in May, we headed to Jordan after we left Lebanon.  Our first stop in Jordan was Petra.

Petra, the Red Rose City, is located in the southern part of Jordan.  It is a 2000 year old city carved into rose colored stone.  The site for this magnificent city was lost for over 1000 years and was rediscovered in 1812 AD.  Petra is just incredible to visit.  If some of this looks familiar to you, it's because parts of Indiana Jones was filmed here.

Here is Tom wearing a keffiyeh.


Petra is several kilometers long, so we decided to explore some of it on a camel.

Since I am now an "experienced" camel rider, this camel seemed to be a bit nervous and jumpy to me.  As it turns out, Tom's camel (which was behind my camel) repeatedly kept biting me camels tail!!  Go figure!

This is the oldest bar in the world.  This bar occupies a 2000 year old Nabataran rock tomb. 

3 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

ADVENTURES Adventures.. wow you are having so many of them :-) much more adventerous than me .

Love the huge rock formations .. and your camel ride ha ha
xx

Phivos Nicolaides said...

This is a fantastic place to visit, see and learn. Hugs.

Regina said...

Wonderful and amazing place.