Jordan Travel Tips
A tip for anyone considering Petra…go before dawn, hire horses and go over the mountains to the far end of the valley. That way, you do the whole experience back to front, and it’s a deliciously hairy and cowboy-like experience with the horses slipping on loose shale near sheer precipices – unsurprisingly, ‘Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade’ was shot here.
Plus you miss all the tourists (and indeed, anyone at all). You finally emerge by the treasury, having saved the best until last. It’s a tough day but a great experience.
Tif you’re up for it, make the four hour drive to the Dead Sea and bathe in the mineral-rich, stinkily emetic mud that you’ll find off the shore under the slat flats, and you’ll feel great after. Okay, that’s messing about, back to work. I’m back in London once more, where I have to do some serious book signing and writing this week.