By tour leader Ingrid Reichard
About 10 years ago the competition for the 7 modern wonders of the word resulted in the selection of the 7 New Wonders of the World. Petra came in second, just after the Great Wall.
Today our group wholeheartedly affirms that this place is deserving of this honour.
The Lord really answered prayers as we had amazing weather. Even in the morning we were told to expect a downpour by 1pm, but there were no dark clouds on the horizon and the whole day was picture perfect and even a tad cooler than usual this time of year. Our amazing hotel – The Petra Guest House – has the best location, the front door to Petra is just outside our lobby.
Total step count today was 26,000 (much more for those who made the climb to the High Place)…so we are a bit sore and looking forward to crossing back into Israel tomorrow for a day of recouping in Eilat on the Red Sea.