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  • Danielle Schafer

    the ancient city of Petra. This place is truly beautiful

  • Pia Høyer

    Petra, JORDAN, is officially the first 'item' on my new 'bucket list'. Well, it's not really new as I've had it up here in my head adding to it for a long time.

  • Brad Gilson

    Glimpse of an ancient wonder, Petra, Jordan (I think this was used in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)

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Petra, Jordan. I probably won't be traveling in the Middle East anytime soon, but I can still dream

Petra, Jordan. One of the most incredible places I've ever visited.

To get the first glimpse of Petra from the back of a horse or a camel, just like all the other travellers through the ages did. "It seems no work of Man's creative hand, by labour wrought as wavering fancy planned; But from the rock as if by magic grown, eternal, silent, beautiful, alone! - John William Burgon.

Petra is one of the most exotic places. We got there by traveling through Eilat, Israel. Then, walking and weaving through barbed wire and a no man's land of sand between Israel and Jordan. Then a waving friendly van driver drove us there. The Turkish bath story at Petra is another story altogether.

Felt fortunate to go with a group of friends three years ago to Jordan and Israel. I had always wanted to go to Petra (southern Jordan)...and had been looking at a calendar on my wall for some time of it!

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Garden tomb, Petra, Jordan. UNESCO & ICOMOS recently collaborated to publish their first book on human & natural threats to these sensitive World Heritage sites, choosing Petra as its first & most important example of threatened landscapes.

❥ The ancient city of Petra, Jordan

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