The Times Online is reporting that Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras will take to the stage next weekend in the ancient Jordanian city of Petra for a £5,000 ($8745 USD) a head charity concert celebrating Pavarotti’s life on behalf of both United Nations relief programs in Afghanistan and local Jordanian charities.
Chef at Large, Michael Smith & Prince Mired Al Hussein of Jordan get cooking on the Food Channel the help of the Petra Kitchen.
In the film “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” Harrison Ford finds the Holy Grail. In real life, there are many tourists whom find a similar treasure in the magnificent structures that make up the ancient Nebatean city of Petra. Below are some excerpts from some recently visiting this “New World Wonder” – sharing their life-experiences there in photos, video, and prose:
“You want a horse? You wont make it five feet” – This was the advice of a young man who is part of the “horse mafia” that operates here in Petra. If you go into Petra as a group you have to pay an additional 7 JD on top of the large sum of cash you already dished out. This money goes directly to the horse mafia in order to keep them off your tail and to allow you to ride a horse if you wish.
What do you get after a 1 hour, 850+ stair climb up a mountain? If you’re at Petra, you get a breathtaking picture (and YouTube Video) of a 154×158 foot structure carved entirely out of the mountain side known as the Monastery.
Two days ago I was standing alone on the steps of the Treasury at Petra. The images still awe me, more so this 2nd visit than the 1st. Below is a brief description along with 3 YouTube videos explaining why.
My feet are sore, my shoulders are stiff, yet my spirit soars like an eagle. And while now physically in Aqaba, part of my mind is still a bit on Petra. Here’s an explanation why – followed by some neat pictures:
I’ve lost 100lbs. I’ve hit the gym almost every day. I’ve purchased, packed and double checked everything I need. Now for some sleep before the 5:45 AM wake-up call – as by 6:30, I hope to be in Petra – climbing up to the High Place of Worship in the morning, and then up 850 steps to the Monastery.