Just Me and the Red Sea

Aqaba is the only port in Jordan’s otherwise landlocked territory, and shares its tiny corner of the Red Sea with Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. We arrived late, having spent the morning waiting for a few members of our group to complete a hot air balloon ride at Wadi Rum, and so it was a…

Petra Part 3: The Money Shot

Onwards and upwards (and upwards and upwards) to the pilgrimage route! It’s now somewhere between 12.30 and 1pm, and we’ve been exploring Petra in the baking sun for almost 7 hours. But yes, there is more.

Petra Part 2: Myrrh and the Monastery

To recap: we’ve strolled through the Siq and gazed upon the Treasury at dawn. It’s roughly 7am and there’s just us, a small pack of squabbling stray dogs and the city of Petra ahead of us. In short, life could be worse.