Petra: the Jewel of Jordan

Reality doesn’t always exceed expectations, but Petra blew my mind. This day will always be emblazoned in my memory! The Nabataeans probably built Petra as the capital of their kingdom in the 4th century B.C. Petra is approached by walking through a slot canyon about a kilometer in length. The geology is fascinating, and I … More Petra: the Jewel of Jordan

Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Egypt any more.

It’s liberating to land in a country with no expectations. And the differences between Egypt and Jordan were immediately apparent. The airport in Jordan seems contemporary. The motorway is modern and packed with new cars that KEEP THEIR HEADLIGHTS ON! The roads are paved and not littered with garbage. Egypt is flat. Jordan is hilly. … More Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Egypt any more.