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Visit Petra Like Indiana Jones: 1 Epic Day in Petra

Standing on a rock looking to the Treasury of Petra in Jordan

Last November my childhood dream of playing Indiana Jones in Petra came true, and yes, it was just as amazing as I had hoped. Walking through that narrow Siq and having the carved face of the treasury suddenly come to view around the corner was just plain magical, and I couldn’t help but hum the…

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The Petra Monastery Hike: A Guide From a Non-Hiker

Sitting on the ground looking at the Petra Monastery in Jordan

Petra was a place I dreamed about visiting for as long as remember (well, since I first watched Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade). While I couldn’t wait to walk through the Siq and seeing the Treasury appear, I kept being told over and over about an even better part of the City of Petra:…

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What to Wear in Jordan: Packing tips for Women

Smiling from the top of the Citadel in Amman, Jordan

Jordan was a dream destination for me. Playing Indiana Jones in Petra, wandering through the ruins of Jerash, and exploring Wadi Rum. I loved Jordan. Not only did it have some amazing sites to see and visit but I found the people warm and welcoming as well. However, as a young, western woman, I did…

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