Jordanian Adventure Part 3: Petra Moments

If you missed the last couple of posts don’t worry just click here and here.

Part 3 is all about my favorite moments from Petra. Obvi the pictures and videos speak for themselves. Enjoy!!

*In no particular order*

  1. Shopping in the desert.

2. Hiking/mountain climbing.

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3. Chatting it up with the local kids…. no, I do not encourage child labor even though they were off from school and were getting their hustle on just like everyone else. Funny story… the boy took apart my selfi-stick and was asking if he could have it and the girl was requesting my portable battery pack. But the requests sounded a little bit more like… “Give me” and I was all like… “Ummm No.” They were super sweet and my heart clenched a bit.

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Hanging with some Bedouin teens

4. The colors inside the caves were so beautiful and difficult to capture through a phone camera.

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The colors inside the caves are unreal

5. Bonding with Kalli made the trip extra special. It was our first trip together and I had a great time.

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Everything about visiting Petra was special. If you plan on going I recommend spending more than one afternoon exploring this mysterious city!

If you’ve already been share your favorite moments in the comments!! Would love to connect with you!!

Xoxo, Nat

Jordanian Adventures Part 1

When my Dubai bestie suggested going to Jordan to visit Petra – The City of Mystery and swim in the Dead Sea I went along with it because I wanted to get away. I’m not a huge Indiana Jones fan so I really had no idea what Petra was and the Dead Sea did sound intriguing but it wasn’t high up on my bucket list.

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1. Be Patient

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