Jordan | Camel Ride in Petra! | Travel Diary

Camel Ride, Petra - Jordan

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Camel Ride, Petra - Jordan

Cardigan: Hollister // Flats: Adrienne Vittadini // Shirt: Banana Republic // Sunglasses: BCBG

Today I had my first ever camel ride in Petra – Jordan!  I am in the middle of the dessert!  What a wonderful experience this is!  The picture above was taken as I retured from the camel ride, and before I got off the camel.  The weather that day was desert hot, it was unbearable, but it did not matter, as I was trying to make the most of it!  Glad I had my camera to capture these incredible moments and now be able to share them with you.  My flats are destroyed!  They were super comfortable for walking, but I wore them because I forgot to pack a pair of sneakers. ** Note for anyone planning to visit Petra: Bring Tennis-Shoes!

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PETRA: New 7 Wonders of the World

Things to Do:  (1) Camel Ride, (2) Petra by Night

Petra is an archeological site in Jordan’s desert, dating back to around 300 B.C.  It contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs, that is why it is called “Rose City.”  Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985, and Jordan’s most visited tourist attraction.  

I highly recommend a camel ride.  I also recommend the Petra by Night tour (after-dark guided excursion), I had not signed up for it, and thirty minutes before the bus was leaving, I was urged to go.  It was an undescribable experience, the entire path that leads you into Petra to the treasury is lit the entire way by luminaries, countless candles around you, and music is being played by different instruments while you sit under the stars.  I am glad I went, and that I ignored the negative reviews online.  The Night Tour is a must if you are on a romantic trip.  Everything lasts about two hours.  Expect to be surrounded by 150-200 people.  We sat all the way at the back, which was great because it allowed us to head back early before the crowd.  ** Wear comfortable shoes… a lot of walking again!

I purchased several necklaces from the young boys that offer to sell you one non-stop.  They have beautiful pieces, and I saw it as a way of collaborating with the locals.

This site is featured in the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Arabian Nights, The Mummy Returns, Transformers, as well as many other films.

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Jordan | Summer Day | Travel Diary

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A Summer Day

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Amman Citadel & Roman Theatre

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Pants: purchased locally in Jordan // Shirt: Banana Republic // Sunglasses: BCBG // Necklace: purchased locally in Jordan

I have been in true ‘awe’ of everything that we are seeing this entire trip.  What an incredible experience to be here on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, so far from home, and witnessing a different culture, a different landscape, a different language, a different lifestyle…  Trying to take it all in…

Anyway, these pants are my favorite!  The temperature outside is extremely high, so when I saw the pants I had to buy them!  I just have no idea what to wear otherwise.  They are very thin so that air breathes through them.  I love them!  If you pay attention to the details on the pattern, there are elephants on it, so cute!  Here are a few photos of the Amman Citadel and the Roman Theater.

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The necklace that I am wearing was sold to me by a young boy that walked around offering necklaces.

Lots of love from this side of the world!!!  🙂

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Jordan | Arrival to Amman | Travel Diary

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Amman Jordan

Skirt: Charlotte Rousse // Shirt: Cotton-On // Sweater: Hollister // Flats: Ralph Lauren

First day in Amman, JORDAN!

I am beyond excited as it is my first time visiting this country!  I am looking forward to everything!

AMMAN, JORDAN

Things to See or Visit:

  1. Amman Citadel (ancient ruins), amazing panoramic views of the city!
  2. Roman Amphitheater
  3. The Jordan Museum
  4. Tour of Petra
  5. Visit a spice shop (flavorful & colorful visit! countless spices!)

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[This picture was taken in Israel, where we were earlier during the day before we traveled to Jordan.]

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