Saturday, April 16, 2011

Worth the Climb

Recently my two Aunts flew across the ocean for a brief but action-packet visit. While they were here, we set off on a road trip across Jordan that culminated in Wadi Musa, the home of Petra.

Some of you may know Petra as a UNESCO World Heritage Sight, archeological treasure, and home of the ancient Nabataean civilization. Still others--if you're like me--may know if from the film "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade."

I had been looking forward to this trip for months. And even with my high expectations, Petra still blew me away. I can easily say it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. If you ever get the chance to go--do it!

Jordan itself is very accessible to foreigners. Every Jordanian knows at least two phrases in English: "Where are you from?" and "Welcome!" And most people who work in the tourism industry speak English well.

The pictures are of the Treasury, the High Place of Sacrifice (well worth the hour hike), and a donkey that mistook my camera for food.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! I can't wait to see that one day.