April 24, 2012

a wonder of the world

this week we have two jewish "holidays" : memorial day & independence day. memorial day is certainly not a day to celebrate, but we do have off work tomorrow and thursday so we thought it to be a fantastic opportunity to do something semi-spontanious & take a trip that we have been contemplating for some time. we will finally be visiting a wonder of the world: petra, jordan!!! i am beyond thrilled as i have heard & read such great things about the accomidations (we booked 2 nights at this hotel), the food, the historical sights and the nightlife.
we will arrive wednesday to the hotel after crossing the border to jordan. we plan to take the 'petra by night' tour that night, which seems to be just magical. the petra site will be lit by the light of 1,800 candles & you walk through following a candle-lit path and supposedly there is haunting music of the bedouins at the treasury where you sit surrounded by pure candlelight and sip tea.
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friday we plan to stay at a bedouin camp and take a jeep tour through the desert. the bedouin camp experience is unlike any other, sleeping in tents under the stars, meals by an open fire, stories of history and culture, camel rides...i am so excited!

plan to see about a million pictures upon our return!    :)

6 comments :

MaviDeniz said...

wow, sounds like it will be an amazing trip. take lots of pics :)

Xo

chels.e. said...

spickle, this sounds amazing!!!! what an awesome get-a-way!! I can't wait to see the pictures.
Love you, be safe!
-chels

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH MIYAN! this sounds amazing!!! the candle light tour looks incredible, please take lots of pictures.. the hotel is cute too! be very careful over there though i love you! & A JEEP TOUR!! LUCKYYYYYYY! remember our camel ride? haha love ya sissy
love,
Mel

Alex Butts said...

wow what a dream, that is going to be such an incredible trip and can't wait to see photos

Anait said...

OH. MY . GOSH.

I am so happy for you guys that you get to do this amazing trip. AMAZING!!

It's definitely on my "at least once in my lifetime" list.

Girl, you better take TONS of photos! (But not too many, enjoy the moment!)

:) Have fun!!!!

Kelli Anderson said...

wow these photos are beautiful!