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Day 4 – Petra

Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras to perform at Petra – 12Oct08

Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras to perform at Petra – 12Oct08

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.

The grail Indiana Jones didn’t discover while at Petra’s Treasury

The grail Indiana Jones didn’t discover while at Petra’s Treasury

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:

A visit to Petra Jordan, and its ‘horse mafia’

A visit to Petra Jordan, and its ‘horse mafia’

“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.