Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Petra!


Our second day in Jordan we visited Petra, which was probably the highlight of the entire trip
(it even beat the Turkish bath!)
Petra is one of the seven modern wonders of the world and rightly so. There really are no words to describe how amazing it is. 
As you are hiking through the valley and see the treasury ahead through a slit in the cliff, your heart literally starts to speed up a little bit.
For those of you who don't know what Petra is (Don't worry, I was one of you until very recently)
It is these huge intricate buildings and temples carved into the side of the cliffs.
They are MASSIVE and BEAUTIFUL. 
They were built by the Nabataeans over 2500 years ago and I have absolutely no idea how they did it without modern technology.  





We spent the entire day there hiking up to all the different sites in Petra and still did not see everything-there really is so much! 
We did make it to..

The Monastery-even cooler than the famous treasury in my opinion





The Tombs




The Sacrificial High Place




The View of the End of the World....I am proud to say we made it out of their alive!


Keep in mind that reaching each of these sites required a long, steep hike in the hot sun. Needless to say, our feet were quite tired and dirty at the end of the day! And yes I am wearing Chacos. Don't judge.

It was a long day, but it was one that I will never forget. I felt like Indiana Jones in the Last Crusade as we rode away on horseback. It was epic. I loved it.
Petra rocks.

1 comment:

  1. Magical City , You picked up a pictures professionally

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