22 thoughts on “Jordan: Petra

  1. mountaincoward

    Thoroughly jealous – Jordan is one place I’ll always miss when I’m not there, especially Wadi Rum and the Beduin there. When were you there?

    I do wish the Arabs would learn to be kinder to their horses mouths! 😐
    Carol.

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    1. jackie sowrey Post author

      Hi Carol
      I was there last week. I’m glad you enjoyed your trip as much as I did. It does make you think about the comparison between the peoples’ lifestyles and ours.

      I did consider whether I should post the animal photographs or not but I wanted to show a balanced view of what I saw at Petra.
      Jackie

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      1. mountaincoward

        I first went there with a Brooke Hospital for Animals group – they have a base at the entrance to Petra and I am a supporter. They have made a big difference to working equine welfare there but there’s still room for behaviour improvement from the locals. At least the animals are generally well-fed, better watered and have better tack than they had before.

        I used to go to Jordan a lot but haven’t been for about 10 years now and probably won’t get back there now.

      2. jackie sowrey Post author

        Working with the Brooke Hospital must have been an interesting and rewarding experience. I was only in Jordan for a day or so and only had a brief glimpse of the country but I would return one day to learn and see more. You must have got to know Jordan well during your visits.

      3. mountaincoward

        I didn’t work with the Brooke – I was a supporter and they used to run holiday/tours to the countries they were working in. Also went to Egypt with them. But after I went with the Brooke on the group tour, I used to go out either with friends or on my own. I got to know the place pretty well. If you go again, you really need to see the beautiful 3-coloured desert, Wadi Rum. I’ve a few Jordan posts on my blog if you look under the ‘Abroad’ category

      4. jackie sowrey Post author

        Such stunning scenery and exciting experiences on your trips to Jordan! You’re a braver woman than I’ll every be, trekking alone in a deserted, difficult terrain.

      5. mountaincoward

        I suppose I’m used to walking alone here so, after a visit with a group to find that the country was quite safe for women tourists, I found it fine walking alone there. From a lone woman point of view, as Jordan has virtually no other income than tourism, the tourist is pretty revered… ripped off if possible, but revered 🙂

  2. johnholding

    What a great set of photos, really love the ones of the canyon walls detailing the texture and tonal ranges.

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  3. mountaincoward

    I was just working it out and it must be over 10 years now since I was last in Jordan – doesn’t time fly. I was always more interested in the natural stuff, the rock formations etc. than the man-made stuff (although that is still interesting). Always sad to see how badly some of the men ride their horses though (the man on the grey in the photo near the end 😦 ). Still miss the place. Great photos…
    Carol.

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    1. jackie sowrey Post author

      Thanks Carol
      Maybe you’ll get to go back one day. I’ll probably go again if I get the chance. I’m not normally drawn to places that attract lots of tourists but some things just need to be admired, even with all the man made things around them. I have the same feeling for Pompeii as one visit isn’t enough to take everything in. I hope to go back there too.
      Jackie

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