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Old Nov 5, 07, 5:20 pm
Join Date: Jul 2005
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Petra day trip

While in Tel-Aviv on business, I visited Petra on a day trip 2 years ago.

The trip was great and I really enjoyed it. I felt like I walked out of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Though most of what I saw was facades. You could not really go inside most of the ruins that I saw.

One interesting thing was that though Jordan and Israel have better relations now, many Israeli's have never been to Petra and several were extremely surprised to hear that I had gone.

Actually, though a number of international travelers were in my group, I was pulled out for search at the airport coming and going from Tel-Aviv to Eilat (from where I reached Petra) and also crossing the border. So both Israeli and Jordanian border security were both equally careful to check me carefully.

I highly recommend Petra.
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