Little Petra, Beidha, Baja and sunset over the mountains

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Siq al-Barid/Little Petra

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. 

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Siq al-Barid/Little Petra
Siq al-Barid/Little Petra
The long black stripes, are the bo…
The long black stripes, are the b…
Baja
Baja
Beidha
Beidha
Beidha
Beidha
Trekking to see Baja
Trekking to see Baja
Petra
photo by: vances