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Petra - Siq's, Sun, and Souveniers

JORDAN | Thursday, 17 May 2007 | Views [1234]

The Treasury

The Treasury

Walking into Petra is like a child walking into a candy store.  And if you turn right at the entrance gate, you actually will be in a candy store. By continuing forward the local beduin will offer a a horse ride to the siq opening, and for a few extra Dinar he will include the use of the saddle.  Once the treasury comes into view, tourists are presented with a wonderful view to the left of a postcard stand, and beyond it lies the treasury - typically littered with lingering tourists.  A hint: Shout "bomb", and the area is free for approximately 5 minutes before tourists begin to return - ample time to use the camera.  However if this method is used twice the minimum punishment is purchasing a book of Petra postcard at a marked up price of 10 Dinar.  The other punishment is to have an extreamely expensive coffee at "Cleopetra" - the most popular drinks spot in Petra. Sugar is in short supply, so don't be surprised if they use sand instead.

Yes Petra was great.  Don't believe a word above, except for...  Actually believe some of it, but not all.  i have a great time here, and the  local people were no where near as desperate to sell things which is contradictory to what I have heard. Great scenery, and a great day.

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