The Rose City of Petra is now officially classified one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Famously depicted in Indiana Jones as the final resting place of the Holy Grail, the Treasury of Petra originally served as a royal tomb. With over 800 registered sites in Petra, it’s a place you have to explore when visiting the desert kingdom of Jordan.

Exploring Jordan: another side to Petra

The latest from Katie and Evan, currently cruising through Jordan on their way to Syria and beyond. For more, visit the Get Rid Of Me blog. I have fallen in love with Petra. I thought seeing Petra by Night was … Continue reading

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Off the beaten track in Jordan

We’re always interested in stories that relate to the destinations we visit, even if they’re a little further off the beaten track than what we’re used to. Here are details of some great spots in Jordan that don’t get as … Continue reading

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The Petra Monastery

It was a hot summers day in Petra when we entered for our full day exploring. Our guide told us it was 1000 steps to the Monastery and we were determined to make it. It was a hot and long … Continue reading

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Trekking by Camel through Jordan

I will admit the thought of four hours on a camel was a little daunting at first. As we set out from our camp at Wadi Rum for our camel trek, I was sceptical. It took us all a little … Continue reading

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My Journey to Jordan

Whenever someone mentioned Jordan I thought of 2 things, Indiana Jones and NBA Basketball. Now after being there recently I now think of Petra at night and day, the Dead Sea and Lawrence of Arabia’s Wadi Rum. My preconceptions of … Continue reading

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Wadi Rum

Image camping under a blanket of stars surrounded by a sea of red sand and silence! Well that’s the Wadi Rum experience and it’s fantastic – well worth spending a night there and thoroughly enjoyable! The region is also home to … Continue reading

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