Tag: "Petra"

Jordanian Dreams

Jordanian Dreams

I blame Blue Peter myself. Somewhere back in the eons of time before the days of colour television and when John Noakes, Valerie Singleton and Peter Purves were still young, there was a dog called Petra. The year I was eight Blue Peter did one of their famous historical stories all about her namesake, the […]

Jordan – The King’s Highway and the Crusader Castles

Jordan – The King’s Highway and the Crusader Castles

Travelling down the spine of Jordan, from Amman in the north to Petra in the south, the King’s Highway is a very drivable A road that zigzags across the top of the mountain range through small towns and villages and many sites of great interest and beauty. Travelling south, it skirts Mt Nebo as it […]

Petra – The Rose Red City of Stone

Petra – The Rose Red City of Stone

We saw Petra for the first time at night. Inky blueblack sky above, punctuated by a mesh of stars. Deep black in front, behind and around us, candles in paper bags lighting the path beside our feet but little else as we followed the Bedouin leader down the ceremonial Siq. As we entered the rock […]

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