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Tag: National Parks

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

Dana Biosphere Reserve and Little Petra

In an effort to break up a long drive from the Dead Sea to Petra, Dana Biosphere Reserve was a great place to hop out of the van, hike for a few hours, eat a picnic lunch, and keep on trucking towards Petra. The Dana Biosphere Reserve hike was the most fun hike of the whole trip because we were able to scramble up rocks and meet a whole bunch of sheep and a few shepherds. It was a bit windy and chilly so all my warm clothes made another appearance. I did not think Jordan was going to be Read More