The lovely Sasipin, originally from Bangkok.
The thoughtful Hiroshi from Tokyo
With Hiroshi, Sasipin and Attallah, the owner of Bedouin Lifestyle Tours in his office in Wadi Rum.
Loved this sign on the road to
We had come to see Petra Archeological Park which is actually right next to the small town of
The Nabateans were traders long before the rise of their kingdom as trade was part of their nomadic lifestyle. Incense was one of the main items traded by the Nabateans as it was in high demand. The people also had several industries that supplied their basic needs and produced items for export. They extracted bitumen and salt from the
Photos of the canyon above and below.
|Bizarre looking geological formations, colorful rocks, water channels cut into the cliffs and votive niches carved into the rock all greeted us on our canyon stroll.|
Photos from our ascent to High Place of Sacrifice.
Two young girls selling jewelry and other items to tourists making the climb: the one on the right is
Can you imagine being on the back of a donkey and climbing up these incredibly steep steps? I’d be holding on for dear life with my eyes closed.
Can you imagine being on the back of a donkey and climbing up these incredibly steep steps?
Look closely here and you can see the
This lovely, warmand vibrant woman got me at a weak moment and I ended up buying several items from her. She was thrilled as was I which was the perfect combination in my mind.
Part of the water collection system the Nabateans were famous for.
|The Colored Triclinium above and below.|
|A view of the Roman Soldier's Tomb from the Colored Triclinium.|
The interior of the Roman Soldier’s Tomb above.
I fell in love with the colors of the rocks, from the rich reds, to the grainy mustard shade and everything in between.
A view across the cvalley of the magnificent Royal Tombs that were carved to house the tombs of Nabatean dignitaries. We had to walk a fair piece to see them in greater detail.
The Corinthian Tomb
These were some of the stalls set up to sell items to tourists wanting to view the Royal Tombs. Since it was getting late, the vendors had gone home for the day.
The Palace Tomb was named tha because it had the appearance of a palace!
|Returning via the canyon about 4.|