The name Petra is derived from a Greek word meaning rock. Famous for its rock-cut sandstone architecture and water conduit system, Petra is also called the Rose City because of the warm color of the sandstone.

Petra Archeological Park is over 2,400 acres, much larger than we thought.  I clocked in at 9 miles for the day, and Mike doubled that. Of course he got lost on the High Sacrifice trail and befriended a Bedouin teenager who didn’t speak English, but hiked with him for an hour and a half. He made it back to the hotel within minutes of last light. Always an adventure with this man, just like Indiana Jones.