Incredible Petra


March 2015

And here come the pictures. There are millions. I can’t even apologise for that, as the place was just immense. Read the previous post if you don’t believe me. I have genuinely attempted to cull the best of the bunch from my thousands of photos though.

Here’s me playing in what’s left of the snow in the hills – I managed to accidentally throw a snowball at myself. Here’s me moments before it landed on my head.

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Gorgeous view on the road down to Little Petra.

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Me and some form of castle.

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Spot the face in the rocks…

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At Little Petra…

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Bit of history on some mosaics…

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Here they are – they’re dead old.

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Fab patterns in the sandstone walls…

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Aaaaaaaand sunset….

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Didn’t want to holiday on my own, so I brought my mum with me (dressed as a smurf, obviously)

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Liked this poster at the hotel…

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Petra by night – the path was lit up with lovely paper lanterns…

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The moon aboveĀ the canyon…

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Early doors – dawn over Petra

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Little bit excited to go in – got my ticket, my map, and my mum – all set!

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Entering the canyon…

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2,000 year-old water channels carved into the walls of the canyon – pretty impressive!

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Sunrise hitting the top of the canyon

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First peek at the Treasury

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Camels!

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Donkey!

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Tombs and caves in the sunshine

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The colours and patterns of this sandstone remind me of a Flintstone house

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Fallen column…

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Goats!

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Nearly at the top…

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Hell a view though – totally worth the climb!

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Then we met Captain Jack Sparrow at the top!

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Hell of a dizzying view from the High Place though – look at the tiny people – they’re like ants!

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My lovely guide Mohammed

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Mohammed shows me his collection of ancient coins found around Petra

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A Roman penny

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The nice dude who lives up at the high place (Audi) made us tea.

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I definitely didn’t dare stand there for a photo!

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The hotel decided that just because I was the only one staying there, there was no reason I shouldn’t still get the full buffet experience!

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To see more photos from Jordan, have a look at Wadi Rum, The Dead Sea, Mount Nebu, Madaba and Amman, or read about my trip here.

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