Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Jordan: The Perfect Introduction to the Middle East

Dear Readers, I know that many of you long to see the world.  So you’ve traveled a bit in Europe.  You’ve done the resort vacation in Mexico.  Perhaps you’ve done a bit of Central America or even Asia. And you’d like to try somewhere new– somewhere adventurous, and exciting, and DIFFERENT. May I make a [...]

Petra by Night? More like Petra by DOWNPOUR!

Petra by Night is a lovely introduction to Petra — you visit the famed Treasury while it’s illuminated by candlelight as soft music plays and they serve tea. Under normal circumstances, it looks like this: Image: Debraj It didn’t exactly happen that way for me. The weather had been good all week, but it began [...]

Walking into Petra for the First Time

I knew I’d be impressed by Petra.  After reading glowing review after glowing review, it seemed like there would be no other option.  And was I ever. It takes a long time to get to the Treasury, Petra’s most famous icon.  The long, winding path through Petra’s Siq is 1.2 km long and will take [...]

Adventurous Kate Rides a Donkey; Hilarity Does Not Ensue

When visiting the incredible site of Petra in Jordan, you MUST visit the Monastery.  It’s a bit of a hike to get to it, but so worth it. It’s just as impressive as the Petra’s most famous building, the Treasury, but its remote location keeps the crowds away. The views at the top are unforgettable, [...]