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Petra at Night - an unmissable experience in Jordan - The Traveloguer Travel Blog
Sandalled feet crunched in the gravelly, dusty path leading towards the Siq. Voices murmured and orangey light flickered inside brown paper bags guiding a path towards the lost city of Petra, and the wonderful experience of Petra at Night. After a day spent wandering amidst the rose-red rocks of the otherworldly Petra, there was only time for a quick dip, shower and giant Middle Eastern feast before it was time to return for Petra at Night, an experience that surpassed by expectations even more than Petra had done earlier that day. Petra at Night seduced me the first time I read about it. The candles, the music, the photo-opps sounded like an amazing experience, although I wondered if the reality would live up to the hype. After seeing the wonder of Petra in the baking heat, I was ready to be wowed yet again. We gathered inside the main entrance to Petra before being led into the darkness. Seeing the path lit by endless golden bags of candles was so beautiful. Walking in the darkness was a bit of a challenge at times, as certain parts of the path were more rocky and uneven than others, but take it slow and steady …