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Petra By Night

Written by Essexgirl09 on 17 Apr, 2012

Petra by Night is a unique experience that happens three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday) in Petra. We had just arrived here, so had not yet seen any of Petra by daylight but were keen to make the most of our visit…Read More

Jordan River Crossing - Why and How?

Written by dangaroo on 20 Apr, 2009

The northern Israel-Jordan border crossing is probably as easy a route as you can get for the independent traveller. The Jordan-Israel border is fraught with inconveniences. The most common crossing is of course the King Hussein Bridge which connects Amman to Jerusalem, the problem is…Read More

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Entering The Lost City - Petra, Jordan

Written by katiemustard on 09 Mar, 2005

My heart races as I encounter my first Jordanian at the customs office -- a line of wooden shacks with swinging doors that open like a Western movie set. I approach a sole man who emerges from a window. He looks like the Arab…Read More

Hydrofoil Transportation from Nuweiba, Egypt to Aqaba, Jordan

Written by wanderluster on 07 Apr, 2002

Although the hydrofoil whisks you across the Red Sea from Sinai to Jordan in 50 minutes, plan on several hours total travel time. We left our hotel in Nuweiba at 1:00 pm and arrived at our Aqaba hotel at 6:45 pm. Why?…Read More

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Written by Ben the Grate on 19 Feb, 2002

Petra has become an extremely popular tourist spot, rivalling the Pyramids in Egypt with annual visitors. On a typical blazingly hot summer day, thousands of people will tromp through The Siq and into the heart of Petra. But before they do that, they'll…Read More

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Getting to Petra

Written by Ben the Grate on 19 Feb, 2002

There are two primary ways to visit Petra. The most user friendly is via Amman, the capital city of Jordan. Simply take a service taxi from the city center down to Wadi Mousa. This should be no more than about $20JD ($28US)…Read More

Aqaba-Nuweiba border crossing

Written by DrMaximus on 07 Jun, 2002

There are two crossings available – on the fast craft (65 minutes) and on the slow ferry (up to 200 minutes). The former costs USD15 while the latter about USD10. The departure point is NOT at the Aqaba Port but at the Passenger terminal…Read More

Crossing the Border

Written by thetravelgoose on 03 Oct, 2006

We left Israel from the Yitzhak Rabin terminal. This is open on weekdays from Sunday through Thursday, from 6:30am until 10pm, and Friday and Saturdays between 8am and 8pm. We drove down from Tel Aviv to the terminal near Eilat, and parked the car in…Read More

Amman airport in a pinstripe suit

Written by Roger Bruton on 12 Aug, 2004

After an amazingly tortuous final approach through Jordanian air space, the British Airways Tristar finally landed safely at Amman airport, and there I was, in the Middle East for the first time. As I was actually on my way to Baghdad, I then queued at…Read More

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From Petra to Amman - The Real Middle East

Written by katiemustard on 09 Mar, 2005

I am not sure exactly how I am going to get to Amman, a city that lies 4 hours north of Petra and across sparse, uninhabited lands. But travel is always full of serendipitous opportunities, and I am not surprised when, on my third…Read More

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