Here we are at Petra and this is a quite amazing place. The Romans have been here to. They’ve been everywhere it seems and have left their mark. You can read all about Petra on the internet and in magazines but when you first glance at The Treasury coming out of the Siq after a 1 km walk down a narrow canyon it is really something different. Indiana Jones found a good set for his film!
Whilst Leanne and a few others lounged around the main part of the site R climbed out of the gorge, with a group of co venturers, to The Monastery up along a path with around 800 steps carved into the side of the cliffs. This is one of those ‘bucket list’ things people do.
We are staying in a neat village complex overlooking a valley with craggy peaks. There is also a contrast in life with small children trying to flog postcards and other trinkets to the tourists, young men touting ‘silver’ bangles aggressively to passersby and older more laid back and wily merchants peddling all manner of wares.
Pictures speak louder than words in this part of the world.