The Jewel of Jordan   Leave a comment

Jane Bwye

We trudge for two and a half miles through the dramatic Siq, leading to the ancient Nabataean town of Petra. A narrow passage through the rock.

119 Horse and trap

Mohamed urges us from one talking point to another, barely waiting for stragglers before starting his spiel.

124 First sight of the Treasury125 Pinker

The Treasury appears, rose-red between the rocks. Awesome. Photographs cannot do it justice… nor words describe.

The locals ply a great trade with horses, carriages, donkeys, mules and camels up and down the pathway, kicking up red dust, and creating a bustle with their bargaining.

128 Beyond the Treasury133 A veritable treasure

We come to the Theatre, and the Colonnaded Street. Intriguing caves, and rock tombs look down on us. I don’t have the energy to explore up there; I know I won’t be able to face the laborious uphill slope back to the entrance. Towards the end, a young lad latches onto me, offering his grey donkey for the return journey.

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Posted January 24, 2015 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

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