Posts tagged "petra"

Petra: Higher Places

I woke up 4 hours later at 7:30 AM. The antibiotics were finally working and my throat did not ache as much. Heena was absolutely fine – which means she had enough energy to make up for the time we spent sick. We ate a longish breakfast and at 10 AM were at the gates...

Al-Deir (The Monastry)

The route to the Monastery is uphill on stone steps carved into the rock. The climb to the Monastery is arduous. Bedouin kids all along the way will try to sweet talk you into giving them 1 JD for a few postcards. These kids run up and down the hill all day long! Where do...

The lost city of Petra

We started our day at 6 AM. After a quick breakfast, Atta, the owner of the hotel dropped us off at the Petra visitors center. We wanted to get an early start so we avoid the busloads of tourists. We got tickets (26 JD per person) and also paid for a guide for 4 hours...

Petra by night

At 8 PM, Qasam, the manager of the guesthouse, dropped us off at the Petra visitors center. We were going to do the Petra By Night tour. There were quite a few people. The tour started promptly at 8:30 PM. The tickets need to be pre-arranged but our guest house had them arranged for us....

Amman to Petra

Our day started pretty early. I was up at 4 AM and Heena at 5. We left the hotel at 5:45 to head to the JETT office. The only cab driver around charged us a princely sum of 5 JD for a 3 minute ride. JETT is a company in Jordan that runs “luxury” buses...