Petra – The Red Rose City

by cottontailsandcupcakes

Today we tackled Petra, an ancient city in the Ma’an district of Jordan. Like much of Jordan it has seen right through the ages and has been added to each time.

It’s impressive palaces, tombs and passages continue for miles and miles. There is no way you could see it all in one or even two days! In the scorching heat we followed a popular route, taking us around 6 hours hiking, there are donkey, pony and camel rides but despite what they tell you it’s not a ‘good price’.

The views on top of the mountain tops were amazing. We sat for a while dangling off the edge catching a light breeze before proceeding. Even if there was nothing historically here just the panorama and canyons themself are breathtaking!