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Sunday, 24 April 2011

Did you miss me??

LOL I'm back from my trip and what an adventure it turned out to be!
You have probably seen on the news over the last few weeks the problems that have been occurring in Syria......well they affected my trip.........after arriving in Syria on Saturday April 9th we were enjoying the beautiful sights until on Tuesday April 12th the Foreign Office changed their travel advice for Syria saying that all but essential travel should be avoided.......that meant that our travel insurance became invalid and so the company we were travelling with said we had to leave Syria. We had to travel back to Damascus and were flown out to Jordan early the next day.
I have to say it was a great shame as Syria was beautiful and interesting and I shall go back when I can. 
Of course Jordan was also interesting but it was a lot more "touristy" than Syria and I found that a bit off-putting and a little surprising. 
THE sight in Jordan is PETRA.......THE ROSE CITY and it was the main reason for the trip..........


 To get to the city you have to walk through what is called THE SIQ.......a narrow rock corridor that is about a mile long.........at the end you get the first view........
 ......a little better view........
 ........and more............
......until finally you emerge in front of THE TREASURY..............it was gob-smacking I have to say.
I will share more pics over the next few days while I get back into the swing of making stuff.


Finally, thank you for the lovely comments left on the last few pieces which I had scheduled to appear while I was away, it was nice to read them when I got back today.

13 comments:

Willy said...

Yes!

Nigel said...

Welcome back, I had wondered how events would affect your travels. I've seen images of Petra before, but I'm sure they don't do it justice.

Effie said...

Welcome home!... Petra looks stunning..

Sid said...

Sorry you missed Syria but glad you enjoyed Jordan......I worked there for 9 months at the University so got to know it quite well. PETRA is fantastic as you have now discovered !

Carol Q said...

Ha - you covered both the things I was curious about - the unrest in Syria and did you go to Petra. Would love to visit myself one day. Shame your visit to Syria was cut short. Fabulous photos Sue. It does look stunning.

Palma said...

THAT is just awesome to get to and to look at!
Yes, you were missed :)

Piddawinkle said...

glad you are home safe and sound and Petra is a place that I would love to visit one day along with the grand canyon and the northern lights (I know its not a place), now get yourself back to crafting LOL

Wendy said...

Hellooooooooooooxxxxx

Bernice said...

I'm not jealous, I'm not, I'm not, I'm not. Actually yes I am. I soooo want to go to Petra

Liane said...

Yes, missed you and am happy that you are home safe and sound
Hugs
Liane :-)

Kimber said...

I had to check back at your blog after watching the news and thinking "Did she say she was going to Syria?". Glad to hear you were safe.
Petra looks amazing!
Take care.

olive said...

its on my very long wish list Sue.... watching Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom made me think of you. Are we meeting up before you go back?

Shannon said...

I lived in Jordan for two years and I've been to Petra. Petra is absolutely the most amazing place on earth. It's this extroidinary place tucked back in the mountian. I also live in Riyadh for a few years. Seeing your pictures brings back memories galore.