Trotting through Big Petra Gate, Petra

By Nicole Brewer

Hello globetrotters! It’s been a little while since I’ve been able to update you on my globetrotting due to an insanely busy last couple of weeks. I’m excited that the new and improved iluv2globetrot site will be unveiled soon and other amazing feats have been coming about in the last couple of weeks since I trotted to Jordan.  I wanted to share with you all some more images from my awesome time in Jordan.

During my winter break, I spent around 6 days in Jordan visiting a fellow GT from the iluv2globetrot travel community in Amman but less than 24 hours in Petra.  If I had timed it better, I would have been able to see even more of what this stunning destination had to offer. Nevertheless, after a few hours drive from the Dead Sea to Petra, I literally dropped my things off at the Petra Gate Hostel and then went off on my way to see the Big Petra Gate.

A little bit of snow in the ME mountains.
A little bit of snow in the ME mountains.


FYI, Big Petra Gate is Huge.  It takes at least 4 hours to see most of the ancient ruins by foot if you’re lucky.  Once I made it to the gate, many visitors were exiting the area as it was around 4pm.  A middle aged American couple and I were at the ticket booth together getting ready to purchase our passes to enter when we were approached by several different people offering to be our guide for a small fee.

View from hostel.
View from hostel.



We were against the idea until we happened upon the people that offered to take us on either a camel or horse and carriage ride to make it to see the infamous gate at least since we were short on time. We looked at each other and said why not…we didn’t travel all this way for nothing.  It was indeed an adventure to be had zipping through the enamorous walls of ruins, seeing little kids with their parents look up in awe as they were walking back toward the exit.  It felt like a scene right out of Lawrence of Arabia or Indiana Jones!!  While my visit was short and I had a massive allergy attack (umm I live in the desert and Never have had such an attack here…I’m blaming the horse lol), I was still in awe of the amazing beauty and grace that Petra has to offer. Check out a few more images and video below GTs. Enjoy!



  1. Patrice M Foster says

    Great article and engaging post. I had never heard of Petra. this was interesting to lern about your travel through the Petra gates.Thanks for the share information.

  2. Vanessa says

    Magnificent ruins! A great remembrance that history has left us. I’m sure that if given a chance to see it, I will probably have the same awed face like the kids you mentioned in front of Petra’s gate. Seeing it in photos, or on tv, is already amazing. I’m sure it’ll be more seeing it in person.

  3. GinaB says

    Amazing ruins! Awesome opportunity.

  4. Mia Jones says

    Wow, your trip looks wonderful.

  5. Cass says

    Nicole your adventures are so amazing. I also love the updated site!

  6. Christine @MomsNCharge says

    OMG that view from the horse ride was ah-mazing, I can only imagine how much more fabulous it was in person! I want to be like you when I grow up! Thanks for sharing these amazing adventures. And…I absolutely LOVE your site makeover 🙂

  7. […] a fellow GT in Amman, had a relaxing stay at a 5 star resort at the Dead Sea and trotted through Petra on a horse and carriage. Yeah, this was an epic vacation! Well, it dawned on me recently that I […]

  8. nadeen says

    That video really shows how amazing Petra is! Definitely on my bucket list!

  9. Tyra (@BarrisTourista) says

    I want to go to Petra most definitely. It is stunning in all of the photos and one of the 7 Wonders I want to check out!

  10. Robyn says

    Ah this looks amazing! So inspired to head here right now!

  11. laurie damrose says

    Love the pictures!I want to visit there one day.

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