rob's crusade to Petra
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GET there early like everyone says and bring water with you, there are people sellingit inside for a few bucks and it's ICE cold~ the tour buses arrive around 9 am and for pic's without 100's of people early is better plus cooler temps. it cost $21 jd to get in and took 30 min to reach the SIQ, (FYI i'm in good shape and live and hike at 6000-11,000 ft at home) so my time swill be faster than most. the ampitheater was 10 min pass the famous treasury building, which was not like the movie it had nothing inside, climb the rocks to the right of the entrance for a great photo! we passed on the donkey ride as they smelled and he wanted to take photos, the rides started at $15-30 US depending on how your bargining skills are.
there was alot of locals on the way great photos of them in there setting, bought some sand art in a jar but by the time we made it back to the USA the both broke~ and they are $2-10 just outside PETRA the street and $10-50 inside perta. as we were walking up to the montestary everyone said it was 2 hours up and donkey was the only way.... we did the hike to the top in 45 min in flip flops~ and climb up and behind the cafe for an amazing photo of the whole thing, there are a few people selling goods and great place to have tea or a beer! it took another 45 min to get down while taking pics as this whole trip i took about 900 photos! the whole petra took us about 4.5 hours but we speed site see! lol plus it was getting hot!
after we left Petra we stopped by our favorite pizza place for food before drive back to amman, jordan. the drive back was very well maked and took about 3 hours to amman, but driving in amman was another story! we headed to our hotel for dinner and sleep as we where trying to figure how to do israel as a day trip...!