After Mount Nebo we began our journey to Petra– situated in the Wadi Musa district… We took the longer route and it was a joy to drive– I even managed to type out an entire WP post on my blackberry.

The view on the drive down from Nebo toward the Dead Sea…….. was simply breathtaking.

Breathtaking
Breathtaking
We could see the Dead Sea on our drive down...
We could see the Dead Sea on our drive down…
View of the dead sea
View of the dead sea

We picked up sandwiches at a place called ‘chilli ways’, passed the Holiday Inn dead sea- where we would spend the last leg of our trip- 2 nights… and sped down the road- with the dead sea on our right!

Beautiful dead sea
Beautiful dead sea

As we sped- a traffic cop stopped us- having caught us on his speed gun:( How upsetting- The cops were good fun once they realised we were from Dubai- one of them (who didn’t speak any English) was a cop in Dubai for a while and went back to Jordan after the death of the Late Sheikh. They apologised for having caught us speeding- from more than a kilometre away- (even Dubai doesn’t do that- catch people from more than a km away!!!).

We then continued on our way- making sure to stay within the speed limit…. A few pictures we took:

of mountains....
of mountains….
and roads!
and roads!

The journey seemed never ending and we made a number of stops! Even if only to click pictures…

Everyday is a winding road.........
Everyday is a winding road………
How could we not have a picture of our car!
How could we not have a picture of our car!
Colors of mountains
Colors of mountains

It was so hot- that we were relieved when dusk began to set in…

Almost at Petra- someone decipher this please
Almost at Petra- someone decipher this please
Petra in the distance- Yipee
Wadi Rum in the distance- Yippee

After a long search and various wrong turns and treacherous roads- we finally reached Wadi Musa, and found our hotel nestled behind the Move n Pick and a short walk from Petra .

Hope you liked the pictures… xxooxx