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Jordan Petra

Some photos from Petra ancient city in Jordan...

In the foot prints of Indiana Jones!

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Horses and carriages for rent (2 km walk down and 2 km walk back uphill)

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The first carvings

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Tomb of four kings or something... did they visit Egypt?

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The narrow path through rocks

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Although it would have been an easy way to reach the place on a horse, walking was a great experience too!

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What! No climbing :(

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An ancient carving on the rock, only feet left of the human body and camel's hoofs. Note the brilliant water gutter! It led all the way down to the city 

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Finally, the Treasure Chamber appeared
 
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The facade is impressive. No entry allowed but there should be nothing much inside but just an empty room.

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Ivan and me in Jordan.

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The facade.

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Selling souveniers (child labour!)

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Donkeys and mules

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Hmm, just a door and so high facades!

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Lots of caves.

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Indiana Jones himself!

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Nice rock work.

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Theatre.

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Lunch time.

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Camel, didn't look like a comfortable vehicle - didn't want to try.

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Taxi station.

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Bye bye Petra!

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Comments

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lindapendant
Nov. 10th, 2012 08:26 pm (UTC)
I can't believe that just this week, I was trying to remember the name of this one of the seven wonders for the world, because I wanted to learn more about it. And there you are, visiting it! With Ivan! The most well traveled mouse in the world!

Your photos are stunning and because of this post, I was able to locate a show all about Petra, so thank you for that, and for the post card.

Have you been to Machu Picchu yet? Are you planning to see that place? I'm living my travel dreams through you!
korpun
Nov. 10th, 2012 08:39 pm (UTC)
Machu Picchu is on my to do list. The problem is, I want to climb up there - not just take a tour bus with some grannies! I think one mountain per year is enough for my knees so I'm not going there soon. Hey, lets climb to Machu Picchu together some day!

By the way, Petra was not listed to those seven wonders of the ancient world! Probably because it was not so well known. Should have been eight wonders...
annelaure
Nov. 11th, 2012 12:39 am (UTC)
So beautiful !
korpun
Nov. 11th, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
It is!
the_scepter
Nov. 11th, 2012 10:16 am (UTC)
Wow, so jealous!! Esp that The Last Crusade is one of my favs everrr.

Edited at 2012-11-11 10:16 am (UTC)
korpun
Nov. 11th, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
Oh don't be... maybe you can visit there some day!
laviergedeneige
Nov. 11th, 2012 11:46 pm (UTC)
Absolutely amazing!

P.S. I am pretty sure they liked to travel too, so they've seen both Egypt and Greece.
korpun
Nov. 13th, 2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
that's how it must have been!
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