Afternoon Delight in Petra

Petra, Jordan

This desert city of the Nabataeans was a breathtaking site.  I spent an entire day climbing its towering rocks, discovering its passageways, and admiring its colored walls.

But the first thing that comes to mind when I reminisce about the place was these two camels.  It was late afternoon and the site was almost empty.  On our way out, we passed by a shop whose owners invited us for some tea.  So we decided to stay and relax for a bit.  After  all, what’s better than sipping turkish tea with a 6th century World Heritage site as a backdrop?

All of a sudden, I heard a startled shout and saw people pointing behind me.  I turned around and caught this whimsical scene. Camera shutters clicked furiously while their owner scrambled to get them apart.