Drive to Petra
Our drive from Amman Airport to the town of Petra
Our hike from the entrance of Petra, passed the Treasury and to the Nabatean Theatre
Up the cliff staircase, with some amazing views of the valley, and to the Monastery
We had to make a stop as we drove from Edinburgh to Dunnottar to hit some range balls at St. Andrews Golf Course. But as we found out, St. Andrews is more than just a world class golf course, it also a very lovely town.
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.
We love how Florence is able to provide so many things to see and do into a town that very much feels like a part of the Tuscany countryside. The only downside is the mega crowds and lines you may have to contend with to see the immense collection of art and architecture.
We started our tour with a stroll over the Ponte Alle Grazie and walked through an array of beautiful sculptures filling every corner of the open air square at Loggia de Lanzi.
There is truly no end to the sites and art to see in Florence, from the Accademia which holds Michelangelo’s David (which is so much larger in real life than I had imagined), to the Birth of Venus in the Uffizi Gallery, you will be sure to check of a large chunk of your bucket list in this town.
Check out our #hyperlapse video through the canal streets of Venice below.