Visiting Jordan - Holiday in Petra - The Rock Camp review

I told you it was LUXE!

I told you it was LUXE!

Every time anybody asks what the highlight of my trip was, my instant response is the food, oh, the food! And the food at The Rock camp in Petra was absolute heaven. We were the only guests there, but apparently only because Shakira cancelled her booking at the last minute (!!!). Now that would have made for an interesting campfire dinner. If you ever go to Jordan, you absolutely cannot go past The Rock. The camp is one of the best places I have ever stayed, with by far the best food I have ever had the privilege of eating. LAWD.

Jordanian roads

Even though I spent more time in Jerusalem than anywhere else on my Middle East trip, it was there that I did the least street photography. Particularly in the old city, Jerusalem is swarming with tourists. I'd estimate that at least one in three people on the street was a tourist, and I couldn't help but feel I was just another nosy foreigner who can't keep her camera to her own private business. While I don't necessarily regret not taking more candid street shots, I would like to find a better balance between courtesy and the bold creativity candid photography demands. Any tips, photographers?

Horse riding in Petra
Breakfast by the campfire at The Rock.

Breakfast by the campfire at The Rock.

Our simple but gorgeous tent at Little Petra.

Our simple but gorgeous tent at Little Petra.

The famed treasury building in Petra.

The famed treasury building in Petra.

Our guide shows us ancient ruins at the top of a mountain near Little Petra.

Our guide shows us ancient ruins at the top of a mountain near Little Petra.

Some of the amazing nosh we could have eaten with Shakira if she hadn't gone an had a baby and cancelled on us.

Some of the amazing nosh we could have eaten with Shakira if she hadn't gone an had a baby and cancelled on us.

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