Three Days in Petra: Day 1

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small bus with a lot of people
we rented a small bus that could drive us to Petra, but it did have a little problem finding the right gate in Jerash, as "normal" tourists are led through the Southern gate and we were at the Northern gate, but actually the bus were surprisingly on time, it was only ten minutes late. The trip from Jerash to Petra (Jerash is in Northern Jordan while Petra is in Southern Jordan) was rather long (five hours I think), and the busdriver didn't like Danish music or Reggaeton so we tried Persian which wasn't a big success either, and when we tried opera (there were nothing else left) he turned up his radio, as a sign of him losing patience with our stupid music.

As we drove I noticed how the landscape changed from mountains around Jerash and Amman to totally flat desert-like landscapes and back to mountains again.
the driver bought bananas for us
We stopped at small stand in the middle of nowhere where our driver bought bananas for all of us.

When we arrived in Petra we drove through the area with the hostels and most of the hotels, and ended at a hotel (the Petra moon) only five minutes walk from the Petra entrance.

After settling in we walked to the main street that runs from the Petra entrance up to the modern city, the street is very touristy and has plenty of souvenir shops and small restaurants, so we picked a random restaurant and had something to eat before moving on to a hotel nearby that had a bar, as we were the only guests in the bar we only had two rounds and then bought a lot of beers and brought them with us to our hotel where we were allowed to sit in the lobby.
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small bus with a lot of people
small bus with a lot of people
the driver bought bananas for us
the driver bought bananas for us
flat
flat
on our way to Petra
on our way to Petra
On our way to Petra
On our way to Petra
Petra
photo by: vances