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  • Kathleen Bowyer

    Architecture Petra, Jordan, Most amazing place I've ever seen ... and I've been to a few places!!

  • Elaine Conner

    Very high up on my bucket list! Architecture Petra, Jordan

  • Lori Chenier

    Petra, Jordan | Best places in the World Just curious was Indiana Jones there :)Lol

  • Cynthia Karr

    Petra, Jordan --I can pretend I'm Indiana Jones on the last crusade ;)

  • Stacy Eldridge

    Architecture Petra, Jordan I am going to be here in June : )

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