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Saturday, 21 July 2012

Choose wisely, Dr Jones....

Petra in Jordan, one of the Seven New Wonders of the World and famed fictional location of Indiana Jones's Holy Grail. We didn't have much time there despite leaving at 2:30 am and returning to our hotel at midnight,so this is a very quick sketch, but you don't see a wonder without a bit of pain.

Jordan is mostly desert but spectacularly beautiful. I hope to return.

If you'd like to find out more about Petra, Married to a Bedouin is a great biography of Marguerite van Geldermalsen. She is a New Zealand woman who married a Bedouin souvenir seller and moved to Petra during the 70's and 80's.

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