We're still in Petra and the internet is very slow despite the high price. I reckon by the time I get home I could purchase an internet tower.
Don't tell anyone, but I met my match today.
A three mile ride on a camel is not all it's cut out to be. My legs are not the right shape. I had to hang on to my camera and at the same time desperately hold the bar part of the saddle while the camel lumbered over the stones… every now and then I would think "thank goodness we were going to stop !!!!" gees no we kept going….
Now when he did stop there was another inward panic on my part…. he had to kneel down to let me off, as one who hates those roller coaster things in fun parks I felt I was letting myself down by succumbing to the whiles of the camel.
But he slid onto his padded knees and I held on gritting my teeth and grimacing. Then I couldn't get my leg over the saddle… You know my legs are not designed for camels. ( I said that before.) In between the drama we visited the magnificent Treasury. It was worth the drama. You walk out of the ancient SIC and come into a huge cavern dominated by the Treasury building.
But we were not done there… catch a donkey and donkey taxi up almost 1000 feet. Yep, the donkeys can climb rocks and steps, with cumbersome Aussies on board.
A 12 year old boy talked us through it… my donkey just climbed…. no hands !!!!
Keith was impressed with my donkey driving skills.
800 steps folk, 800 rocky steps up to the highest point in Petra ON A DONKEY…. I think I need to add it to my resume.
The view was incredible and we sat on carpeted benches in solitude and drank hot sweet Turkish coffee.
I have 100's of photos but i can't put them up until I get better internet service.
Then again, what goes up, must come down. 800 steps, 10 miles of walking and lots of chatting and visiting with people and we had made it…
I could barely walk when we got to the hotel…. and I'm not sure how I will cope with a trek in the desert tomorrow….but that's another day.!!
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Hi Pam I always wanted to visit the places you are now – maybe sometime – I too hate being the tourist on tour and very rarely do it but sometimes you have to to see what you need and want to – enjoy your blog very much
Have a good time and see you soon