There’s no denying that Petra is a place that inspires superlatives. It’s one of the world’s über-famous archaeological sites, and like most first-time visitors, we were astounded. With vibrant red, white, and pink sandstone cliffs carved into beautiful, ornate temples and tombs, the city is absolutely awe-inspiring.
After the magic of Petra, we moved on to Amman and stayed Downtown in the heart of the action, amid the bustle of the main shopping district, Al-Husseiny Mosque, and the souk. It brings back so many memories of our days in Khartoum.
Petra has played host to many different cultures over the years, but it’s been home to the nomadic Bedul Bedouin for countless centuries. Under their watchful eyes and love of the land, Petra has survived.
Although we could hardly pull ourselves away from the magnificent Treasury, we knew that Petra had only begun to reveal her secrets – plus we had to come back past the Treasury to get out, so we’d have another shot at it.
Petra is very isolated, just outside the small mountain town of Wadi Musa in the desert, south of Jordan’s capital, Amman.