Petra, Jordan – Part IV – The Siq’s Beautiful Sandstone Walls & Its Relics of Petra’s Past

The Siq is 1.2 km long with beautiful, pinkish sandstone walls! Our guide told us that the darker colored areas are the result of wind erosion.  The Jack Sparrow lookalike is a Petra Bedouin! What is amazing is that the road along the Siq is paved. Our guide pointed this out, but I can’t quite…

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…