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Hiking through Petra

The ancient city of Petra has been on my bucket list ever since I watched Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. It was every bit as magical as I imagined it would be. At 6am, my group began hiking through Petra in an effort to miss the crowds and spend the whole day exploring the carved city. Winding through the canyons, the Treasury is the first main building carved into the cliffs. When you begin really early, it is not crowded. In the afternoon, the throngs of tourists on daytrips from cruise ships, Israel, Aqaba, and Amman descend upon Petra Read More

Petra by Night

Petra by Night is what you make of it, as are most things in life. Hiking over a mile in the dark, towards for my first glimpse of Petra’s Treasury turned out to be one of the best decisions I made on this trip. Both Trip Advisor and my tour guide warned the group that this was something we should skip but we were all so excited to see Petra that we nixed the Negative Nancys and did it anyway. The sight that is the Treasury at Petra lit up by candlelight was amazing! We sat on horse and camel Read More