[Updated 11/3/2019] I cried tears of joy when we visited Jordan‘s ancient city of Petra, not long after we ascended a secret trail to a cliff looking down on the world-renowned Petra Treasury.
I don’t care how many times you’ve read about this expansive “rose-red city half as old as time” (as poet John William Burgon once described it).
Nothing can truly prepare you for the intense emotion and wide-eyed wonder of seeing this immense archaeological wonder in person.
From the first moment I laid eyes on Al Khazneh (a.k.a. the Treasury)– stopping dead in my tracks to marvel at a tantalizing glimpse from between the sheer sandstone cliffs of the Siq– I was mesmerized by the majesty of this otherworldly desert dream.