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  • Day248


    May 3, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Today was our first day exploring Petra, an ancient Nabatean city built from first century BC. An 8 am start meant that we practically had the place to ourselves for the first 2 hours. It is an incredible place to behold and explore - especially if you like rocks (which I do!). Even our children found it pretty “cool” (though it did get pretty hot)...Read more

  • Day248

    Cats in Petra!!!

    May 3, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    As you know, we have been in Petra for the last two days, but there are some friends we met that we didn’t display yet! In the ancient city of Petra, there are quite a few kitty cats! Some were friendly, some not. Once, we stopped for a chocolate bar and tang break, some kitties ran up to us, to try to get some chocolate. Of course, we didn’t give them any, because cats can’t have chocolate, but we also had some granola bars, that we thought they could eat. We put a few crumbs of granola bar on the ground, the kitties sniffed it, and were like ‘gwoss!’. At one point, there was about six cats crowding around us! Another’s cat we met was an orange tabby cat, that we named ‘Muffin’. He was a people cat for sure! He just walked right up to us and sat down on our laps and snuggled in! The last kitty we saw was only a few days old, and we think Muffin was her daddy! The baby cat was so small, and skinny, that she was shaking!! She had one blind eye, but we thought that was maybe because she was such a fresh, new kitty. 🐈🐱😻😺
    - Chloë
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  • Day247

    At the cottage...

    May 2, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    We spent the night in a cozy “Petra Cottage” outside of town. We felt quite alone in the world! Jordan is a beautiful country!

  • Day17

    Day 17d. Petra, Jordan.

    August 21, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    We continued on a minor hilly path through Qasr al-Bint and up to the churches to the Winged-Lion Temple, Blue Church and The Church.
    Back down to the main street past the Nymphaeum and the Theatre.
    The Nymphseum is a semi circular public fountain. Six Nabataeum columns decorated the facade and it received water from a tank located on the other side of The Valley. It is shaded by a 450 year old wild pistachio tree.
    The Theatre, an Amphitheatre is carved into the side of the mountain. It consists of three rows of seats separated by passageways. It can accommodate 4000 spectators.
    We staggered back to the Sunset Hotel at 3:30pm for a shower and sleep.
    There is no alcohol in the restaurants so we had a beer in the bar of the Petra Palace Hotel and then a magnificent freshly made dinner at our local restaurant The High Castles.
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  • Day19

    Day 19f. Petra, Jordan.

    August 23, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    We passed several more grand tombs before the path turned into a staircase meandering up up up clockwise around the mountain. We were not sure where it could lead us but after about 20 minutes we thought we might enquire. We were delighted to discover that this was the trail to lead us up above the Treasury. We intended to find this trail next and had steeled ourselves for that climb. Miraculously we were already half way up. It got steeper and more rugged but finally we made the top. Locals had erected a shelter and sold "cold" drinks. The view down to the Theatre and Treasury were remarkable.Read more

  • Day17

    Day 17a. Petra, Jordan

    August 21, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Petra the capital of the Nabataens. More than 2000 years old built in the heart of the Shara Mountains. It prospered in the first centuries BC and AD and was a vital part of a major trading route connecting ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt.Read more

  • Day19

    Day 19g. Petra, Jordan.

    August 23, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    It was already past one and time to head back. It was hot. Our legs were tired. The pervasive smell of donkey piss which added character 3 days ago grew offensive. We struggled back through the Siq bidding a final farewell to the Treasury. The 3km drudge back became a blur. Finally we arrived in our hotel with just one stop on the way to the museum to take photos of clay pipes.
    Petra has been truly great but we are exhausted for the 3rd day in a row and we are officially all Petra-ed out.
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  • Day11

    Petra, Jordan

    January 12, 2020 in Jordan ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    The most amazing sight I’ve ever witnessed!!!! Went on an over 21km hike up a massive mountain and saw the coolest view ever! It really makes you realise God’s glory...(a camera cannot even begin to capture the beauty of it)Read more

  • Day17

    Day 17. Petra, Jordan.

    August 21, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    A fabulous breakfast. Everything I hoped for. Fresh hummus, tahini, beans, chickpea, yoghurt dips, dates, fruit and pita bread. Ron had the cooked options.
    An exhausting day today walking up and down steep steps in 32 degree heat from 9:30am to 3:30pm.
    We resisted all the persistent offers of air conditioned donkeys, camels, horses, carriages and guides starting from age 8.
    The Siq opens up onto the Treasury (Al Khazna). It is overwhelming at almost 40 metres high and intricately decorated. It is crowned by a funerary urn, according to local legend, conceals a pharaoh’s treasure.
    We visited:
    Bab Al Siq
    The Dam
    The Siq
    The Treasury (Al Khazna)
    The Street of Facades
    High Place of Sacrifice
    Qasr al-Bint
    The Temple of the Winged Lions
    The 5th C Church, the Blue Church.
    Petra was mostly destroyed by a large earthquake in 363 AD. The earthquake and changes in trade routes eventually led to its downfall and it was abandoned by the middle of the 7th Century AD.
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    Day 17b. Petra, Jordan.

    August 21, 2019 in Jordan ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    After the Siq and Treasury and the Street of Facades we came to a sign that pointed up. The High Place Sacrifice 200BC to 200AD. The promise of 2 million steps was too much for Susie. She had to do it. So up we went. "Donkey Madam, Donkey Sir. It is too far. Two hours up!". We heeded not the call.
    The way was punctuated by locals lying on blankets in the shade of their makeshift stalls offering tea or water. Hours past. We made the top. We found a round basin carved in the rock at the top which truly did look like a sacrificial alter with riverlets to carry the blood away. Goats were the most likely sacrifice.
    We had great views from the top.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Muḩāfaz̧at Ma‘ān, Muhafazat Ma'an, Ma’an, محافظة معان

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