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.
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! 🙂