Jordan – Petra

Hello all,

Petra was settled by the Nabeteans several centuries BCE. It was a great trading centre. Trading east to India and west to Rome.

our first glimpse.

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The treasury

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We then hired a donkey driver to take us to the Monastery.

our Indiana Jones moment.

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The donkeys walked up lots of steps, Rob’s donkey liked to walk on the edge of the path which was a bit worrying. We had to walk the last bit but we made it to the high alter.

Later our guide took us over the mountains and up to a Bedouin village and returned us to our hotel in his car.image

 


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