Petra, Jordan |
An optional extension of the Egypt tour brought Andrew, Josh, and myself to Jordan. Had a travel day to get from Dahab, Egypt to Aqaba, Jordan - little bus, a little ferry, and we were there. The next day we were off to Petra, home of some very famous ruins.
Petra by Night, Sunset, and Sunrise |
We made it to the "Petra by Night" tour on Thursday night. Technically the park closes around 6 pm and re-opens around 8 am. This eliminates the best photographic lighting- sunrise and sunset. I firmly believe that one should not let 'rules' dampen your enjoyment of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. So I just stayed past close (no one asked me to leave) and took "an alternative entrance route" in the morning to bypass the locked gate. Good times.
Wadi Rum |
After Petra, we headed to the desert valley of Wadi Rum for sightseeing and a night of camping in the desert. Moon light and a fire. Only thing missing was a cooler of frosty beverages and the Swedish Bikini Ski Team.
Wadi Rum Website
Lawrence of Arabia