It wasn’t until this year that I came to the realization that most of my “dream vacations” are drawn from Indiana Jones movies. A few years ago, my sister and I went to India. At the time I thought I wanted to go simply because it had always, for some inexplicable reason, seemed like a mysterious and intriguing place. Actually, it was because the second Indiana Jones movie takes place there. I’m not going to lie, that trip wasn’t my favorite. So I was a little nervous when just two weeks ago I took off on a plane toward the one Indiana Jones location that had delighted and intrigued me beyond all others: the monuments of Petra, Jordan.
And, guys, not only was Petra incredible, but also Jordan itself and neighboring Egypt (both visited on the 9-day tour I participated in through Intrepid) were full of more amazing sites than I can do justice. So — as usual — I’ll let my photos do the talking. (Below are just a small selection of the photo highlights. To see more, visit my Picasa gallery.)