Petra is located in the country of Jordan. It is an archaeological city in southern Jordan and a UNESCO world heritage site which essentially means it’s unique and worth seeing. The city was carved into the rock face by the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled in Petra more than 2000 years ago, turning it into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome. I went to Petra simply to see one of the wonders of the world. It took my friends and I about 7 hours to tour the whole city but not without the help of donkeys of course.
Not sure I had the right shoes but oh well.
What a beauty!!!!!!!!!!
It took my friends and I about 7 hours to tour the whole city but not without the help of our donkeys of course. FYI – donkeys are amazing animals. I am sure my donkey carried me up 300 steps.
*Why Not Shop* for your artefacts and refuel during your 7 hour trek 🙂
Mixing in with the locals: I met this lovely girl on my way out of the bathroom and she helped me tie my scarf the appropriate way to avoid me getting a heat stroke (It’s the simple things like these that make a difference to ones experience (don’t you think?)
You know I never turn down a shopping opportunity. This shop had all artefacts possible and was certainly an unexpected find in deep into the city of Petra.
Tips for Petra:
(I) Prepare for the heat
(II) Pay for a donkey to take you up to the Monastery (Don’t be cheap)
(III) Bargain for everything
(IV) Prepare to be left breathless
Check out my Jordan travel vlog here
Have you ever been to Petra? What did you enjoy the most? Share with us. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment.