Sunday, October 5, 2008

Horses, Camels and Donkeys, and the Ancient city of Petra!!


Here we are!!! Finally after transferring in Paris, we took a flight to Amman, Jordan.
2 hour transit in Paris, and we get raped for $20 USD for 2 croissants and 2 Fanta's!!! nice...forgot how ridiculous crazy expensive France is...thanks Euro...

Today we left Amman and got to Petra, Jordan, to visit the ancient city of Petra.
It was amazing...took over 1 gig of pics.
We took a 30 minutes horse ride to the valley, and the walked for around 2 km through the Siq, which is a narrow crescent (about 1-2 metres wide) surrounded by high cliffs and mountains...

Inside Petra, the ancient city is unbelievable...we took a long trek on camels all around the area, and then took a 45 minute donkey ride to the top of the mountain, to visit the famous Monastery.

Words can't explain the area, so I guess you will have to wait for the pics.

Sorry, can't upload any pics since the Internet connection here is ancient slow, probably Internet connection from the 1st century BC!!! lolol

Right now we are about to go eat at a local Bedouin restaurant...should be good...

We are not staying at same hotel we were supposed to stay, since it was all booked up, so we transferred across the street to the Petra Inn, phone # for family to call is:
Telephone# 962 3 215 6 401, room 406, but good luck finding us in the room.

Tomorrow we visit Wadi Rum early in the morning, and taking a 3 hour 4x4 desert tour...this is where Lawrence of Arabia was filmed. In the afternoon we travel to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, and take a relaxing dip in the sea, where you float.

Hopefully the town we are in tomorrow has better Internet connection, so we can post some pics, or at least take less than 30 minutes to post this...

sorry, no spell check, it would take to long to load the page and function...hehehehe...

btw, Jordian people are awesome...kind and friendly...always smiling!!!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Be careful and enjoy yourself and stick to each other. Love you. Kiss Aneta and you.

-Mamma

Jen and Mike said...

WOW..... this trip sounds so freakin amazing. We totally wish we were with you guys. Sounds like you guys are off to a great start !! Do the camels really spit at you ?

Later

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the pics!!!!! Sounds like an adventure of a lifetime for sure. Maybe if Jacob does not use his RESP money for school then we can visit some exotic place someday LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!