In 1989, the world was introduced to what was thought seen as the last the adventures of ladies-man archeologist, Indiana Jones. Searching for the cup of Christ became one of my favorite adventures and capped off that influenced my love of travel and experience different cultures. If you have not listened to the podcast, please read the article and listen for more information. In the previous article, it mentioned Air Arabia, The House Boutique Suites, and other nuggets of interest. For now, allow me to welcome you to Jordan, a portion of the Holy Land.
First , waking up early has never been my forte; but today on vacation I had to wake up because I get to put on my black hat and satchel to travel to valley of the Crescent Moon in search of the Holy Grail. As usual, one can not start the day without breakfast. After eating, it was near eight am and our driver messaged us that it was time to go to Petra.
Second, the sites of Petra were amazing. The first site was the iconic Treasury of Petra. Please understand that the UNESCO site is huge and is worth giving the site the true exploration it needs; but we were pressed for time and must see what we could see in a day. The thing one must know is that walking shoes or boots will be needed. Also, a Bedouin gutra will be need to help protect you from the sun. Remember to bring plenty of water because if the site is visited during the late spring through the summer because it is hot during the day. As normal, it gets hot around noon but for the imperial it is 96 degrees (spring) , 69 degrees at night, and for the rest of the world 35 degrees Celsius during the highest and 20 degrees Celsius at night. On the day we visited, it was extremely hot. After the ticket is purchased and stamped, there is the option to purchase a carriage ride through the site or a horse ride. The guys that we rented the horse from were great. I have never ridden a horse before. I was TERRIFIED. The horse was beautiful. Her name was Suzanna. The guide explained how to write but I felt too heavy for the horse. He said,