Petra, Jordan – Part V – The Moment You See The Treasury!

Happiness flooded me. I started to cry, tears of joy. This same happiness flooded me, with tears of joy as my eyes first spotted the silhouetted Giza pyramids at sunset, during our taxi ride from the Cairo International Airport to our hotel in Giza. While walking long the Siq, you take a turn and suddenly…

Petra, Jordan – Part II – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – Location of Indy’s Horse Gallop Through the Siq

As we moved along the Siq, our guide told us this section of the gorge is the movie location where Indy gallops through the rock formations after Marcus’s bolting horse in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade! I loved that scene, watching Indy gallop on a beautiful horse decorated in Arabic tradition, through these exotic rock formations! What an…

Petra, Jordan – Part I – Visitor Centre, Bab Al Siq & Entrance to the Siq

This was THE tour, THE day in Jordan I had been waiting for! Since 1977, when I was eight years old, I became an original fan of Harrison Ford and Star Wars. Han Solo was always my favorite over Luke Skywalker… I prefer bad boys!  😉 In 1981, I naturally and enthusiastically became an Indiana…

Phuket, Thailand – Riding Bareback on LuLu the Elephant

Moral Dilemma This was a moral dilemma. It was so, SO exciting to ride an elephant – bareback at that!!!! An experience I will never forget because it was a teenager dream Indiana Jones inspired adventure come true…. BUT…. Only if the elephants are treated ethically. Most of the Tripadvisor feedback of elephant safaris in…