Visiting Petra in three videos

Drive to Petra

Our drive from Amman Airport to the town of Petra

Petra I

Our hike from the entrance of Petra, passed the Treasury and to the Nabatean Theatre

Petra II

Up the cliff staircase, with some amazing views of the valley, and to the Monastery

The ancient tomb of the Bend of the Boyne (Brú na Bóinne)

We added another UNESCO stop on our way to the Giant’s Causeway, the Brú na Bóinne. The “open air tombs” were discovered here on accident around the 1700s and its contruction predates the pyramids, over 3.5K years ago (in the Neolithic period).

During the winter solstice light enters the tomb through a small and pinpoints a spot on the far back wall of the structure. Much like Stonehenge this structure is believed to have an array of astrological significance.

A hyperlapse sunset at Portara in Naxos, Greece

We stopped at Naxos on our way to Santorini from Mykonos. It was a much smaller relative experience than Santorini, but we enjoyed shopping in the white alley ways at night and checking out the sunset while standing in the famous Portara. Both made for a beautiful way to spend the evening.