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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
January 24, 2012
From journal Pacing Perfect Petra
by Liam Hetherington
Manchester, United Kingdom
May 30, 2010
From journal A Rose-Red City Half As Old As Time
June 9, 2002
Standing on the peak and facing the Al Deir, to your left are two more prominent peaks that are comfortably scalable. It was an odd decision for me to have attempted to get there because the area was by then beyond the boundaries of the map, and also because the path, though very safe and comfortable, seemed to lead to nowhere. It was quiet, I was alone, and it seemed just like the last path anybody should take. But I took it. And you should take it too, nevertheless. The path is not clearly marked out, but a continuous row of pebbles seemed to do the work just right. The view at either peak is different from that at the first peak because the faraway desert vista is visible. At the peak on the left, there is even that famous Bedouin who tries to sell tea, then invited my companion to spend a night with him in his cave house.
The note? What note? Overcome by the peace and tranquility of one of these two peaks, down deep inside a crevice in the area, some traveller wrote and left behind a special note. It still lies stuck on the rocky wall, deep inside a crevice, with only a tip of the note visible and fluttering in the breeze. On it is a heart-warming message signed by numerous travellers from all over the world. If you can find the location, why not pen a little something on it as well? See the photos for a description to the location.
From journal Petra - The Definitive Guide
The route to the Al Deir is surprisingly arduous, so allow yourself at least an hour or more to arrive there. The map does not depict elevation, but know that the route is continually ascending, at times sharply. From the Treasury to the Al Deir, the distance is about four kilometres. We hired a camel to take us from the Treasury to the foot of the mountain leading to the Al Deir, then changed to two donkeys to climb the steep stairs continuing up towards the monastery. Again, rates vary incredibly. We paid JD8 for two for the entire trip, and gave an additional JD4 in tips. Be clear that the sum includes both the camel and donkey rides, and see that the camel owner actually pays something to the donkey riders. Camels are not allowed to climb the stairs to the monastery, so if you decide to split the journey in two and hire donkeys only at the foot of the mountain towards the monastery, it would end up costing more.
by Ben the Grate
February 19, 2002
From journal Petra-fied
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
October 15, 2000
From journal Petra, a treasure of Jordan