Little Petra, Beidha, Baja and sunset over the mountains
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I woke up really early with blisters on each shoulder, so the first thing I did was to drink the entire 2l bottle I bought the night before (Several factors could cause dehydration and I didn't want that; besides from the heat, we were all hungover and in addition to this I had a serious sunburn), after drinking all the water I went back to sleep and didn't wake up until my roommates started complaining about a headache a couple of hours later.
We had a long day ahead of us so after showering we went to get breakfast, before the beduins came to pick us up in their pickups, to take us to Little Petra/Siq al-Barid, which is a smaller version of Petra and according to our guide people actually lived their until relatively few years ago. Not far from Little Petra is a small Neolithic (PPNB to those who want to know) village called Beidha, the view from the site was beautiful. From their we drove to another Neolithic site; Baja. Or we didn't really drive to the site since it is actually on a mountain so after a 30 min hike we were at the site, after a short break at Baja, we went back down. Next to Baja, Petra started to look like piece of cake.
After our small trek we drove off to see the Jordanian/Israeli border from the top of a mountain and see the sun set over the dessert.