Last traveller's tale
The drive from Aqaba to Petra across the snowy valleys was stunning. Petra did not disappoint: the dramatic approach through the Siq, the scale of the buildings and the mysteries of the tombs. There were not many tourists, there was bright sunshine and the white hills in the distance were the only clue that it was winter.
Many young children rushed up to us crying, "Ten postcards for one JD!" "Where you from?" they asked. When they heard we were English, they shouted, "Lovely, jubbly!"