Petra, Jordan – Part VII – The Rose-Red City

Soon after the Treasury you walk out of the Siq to the main city of Petra. I will be quoting the Petra map given to us at the Visitor Center at the start of the tour to describe each location. Our tour guide only took us as far as the Winged-Lion Temple.  I honestly can’t…

Petra, Jordan – Part VI – The Treasury (Al Khazna)

There was SO much happening here, that I will break this blog down into sections. The Treasury  I was overwhelmed, so I took many pictures to be able to go back and take a closer look to then take it all in! Our guide told us that the Treasury seems to be an ancient calendar…

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…

Baku, Azerbaijan – Maiden Tower & Bazar Square

The Maiden Tower, located in Old City, is one of Azerbaijan’s first UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and a tower shrouded in mystery. First, the date of when the tower was built is debated.  Some historians believe it was built in the 14th century, other historians believe as far back as the 4th century. The purpose…

Baku, Azerbaijan – Palace of the Shirvanshahs

The Palace of the Shirvanshahs is a 15th century palace located in Old City and one of Azerbaijan’s first UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It was built by the rulers of Shirvan – a historical district located in what is now modern Azerbaijan. It is a museum that houses a gift shop, a permeant exhibition and…

Baku, Azerbaijan – Sights of the Old City

Old City is the most ancient part of Baku, surrounded by walls, with two locations, Maiden Tower and Palace of Shirvanshahs, becoming the first World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in Azerbaijan. Making our way to the entrance from the Filarmoniya Park side of the city. Inside we first discover what looks to be sulphur baths!…