Petra, Jordan January 2012

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petra   Check this link out for the historical significance dating back to biblical times.  Check out these photos which can give you an idea of its majestic proportions.JORDAN PETRA 069 These are taken on a brisk January day, where the wind was cool and the sun hot. Just a day after our arrival from Istanbul, where we were met with snow flurries, electrical outages in the Grand Bazaar and a hammam in a 15th century bath house, Petra offered us a respite of sorts. It is enough to take your breath away in delight and fascination, that something so big and grand in proportions, advanced in design could be remaining from so long ago.  Outside  the entrance to Petra, is a hotel formed out of rock, to complement the site. Appropriately named, “the Cave”  is it’s nightclub. Where you can smoke nargeely with the local Bedouins, enjoy a traditional mezza, drink alcohol, (which is a challenge to come by FYI) and dance rap and shaabi  infused debke!  What are two semi retired belly dancers, one who has brain cancer, the other who chronically burns the candle at both ends doing in Jordan? It just seemed like the thing to do!  It is one of the seven wonders of the world after all. Sateen.JORDAN PETRA 103