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Hotel Balcony Views602 viewsTaken from our balcony at the Intercontinental Hotel, Taba Heights, Egypt. On the other side of the Red Sea are Saudia Arabia and Jordan
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Hotel Balcony Views521 viewsTaken from our balcony at the Intercontinental Hotel, Taba Heights, Egypt. On the other side of the Red Sea are Saudia Arabia and Jordan
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Hotel Balcony Views546 viewsTaken from our balcony at the Intercontinental Hotel, Taba Heights, Egypt. On the other side of the Red Sea are Saudia Arabia and Jordan
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Hotel Balcony Views537 viewsTaken from our balcony at the Intercontinental Hotel, Taba Heights, Egypt. On the other side of the Red Sea are Saudia Arabia and Jordan
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Sinai Peninsular - view from Intercontinental, Taba Heights597 views
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Salt Water Lagoon at Intercontinental Hotel578 views
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Victoria admires the view602 views
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View of mountains from the hotel620 views
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View of Red Sea and Intercontinental from Taba Heights "town"571 views
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Empty buildings in Taba Heights town566 views
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Dusk 568 viewsView of Red Sea and Saudi Arabia
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Wadi Mousa545 viewsThe spring which the Old Testament says Moses created by striking a rock with his staff.
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The walk to Petra534 viewsThe pathway has a track for horses running parallel.
The large blocks are thought to have been either tombs or water-stores.
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Obelisk Tomb506 views
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Nigel in sun hat487 views
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Obelisk Tomb498 views
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By the entrance to The Siq472 viewsThe crowd of people are crowded round a tourist who was thrown from a horse.
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Entrance to The Siq450 viewsThe Siq is the main pathway through Petra. It's approx 1200m long.
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In The Siq461 viewsThe cliffs either side of the Siq rise to over 100m
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The Siq478 views
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Another shot of the Treasury, Petra441 viewsIt's thought that the building was probably actually a tomb.
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The Treasury, Petra - detail455 viewsThe entire structure was carved from the sandstone cliffs.
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Vic and Nigel in front of the Treasury, Petra440 viewsUsual self-portrait picture
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Outside the Treasury, Petra454 viewsOn the day we visited, there were approximately 15,000 people visiting Petra. Usually there are only 1,500 so it was horribly busy. In the centre-left of this picture you can see the boom being used by a film crew who were completely destroying what little atmosphere was left by playing loud Bollywood music from a large soundsystem while filming an actor.
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Gift shop yards away from The Treasury447 viewsNasty plaster replicas of the Treasury facade.
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Treasury Camel414 viewsThere were several camels around who were giving rides around the area outside the Treasury. Very patient beasts.
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The Street of Facades420 viewsSeveral more tomb entrances dating from various parts of Petra's past. The city was founded approx 600BC, and thrived for over one thousand years.
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The Street of Facades406 views
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Steps 412 viewsLeading up to another set of tombs.
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Tomb entrances, Petra480 views
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The theatre/amphitheatre, Petra445 views
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More rock-face dwellings, Petra554 views
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The theatre/amphitheatre, Petra555 viewsRoman and pre-Roman structure.
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Cave dwellings, Petra538 views
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The end of the Siq562 views
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Vic by the end of the Siq599 views
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Vic and Nigel in Petra576 views
 
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