Visit Petra the Jewel of Jordan

the monastery at Petra

Petra went onto my bucket list when I saw pictures of the amazing facade of the Treasury cut into the rock face.  My parents had visited some years ago and said it was a place I had to visit. The site is one of the seven modern wonders of the world. It is also recognised as a world heritage site by UNESCO. When the time was right I started planning my visit to Jordan.

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The north of Jordan

hadrians triumphal arch

From Amman the whole of the north of Jordan can be reached within a few hours drive.  Ruined Roman towns, castles and important Christian sites are just a short distance away. I will tell you about the places I visited  so you can see if they interest you. If you don’t have much time you could visit all these places within a day.  But if you have time you might prefer to take two or three days and spend an afternoon at the Dead Sea too. Continue reading “The north of Jordan”

Amman to Petra

canyon of the wadi al mujib

I had wanted to visit Petra ever since my parents returned from a visit and said what an incredible place it was. On my journey I discovered that Jordan has more to offer than a visit to Petra. When I travelled I stopped at the most interesting sites along the way. If you arrive at the airport in Amman you will need to travel south to Wadi Musa the closest town to Petra. On the journey you can visit the remains of a Roman town, see early Christian churches and mosaics, visit a crusader castle and see scenery to match the Grand Canyon. Continue reading “Amman to Petra”