Passing through the Sikh, we emerged, looking upon the facade of the Treasury, rising high above us. The rose-colored rock-cut building marks the entrance to the lost Nabatean city of Petra.

Feeling much like the explorer who disguised himself as a Bedouin to discover the secret, the treck through the narrow gorge which rises 80 meters above head itself was spectacular. And the reward was awe-inspiring. The Treasury was only the first of the many architectural wonders of this centuries old site.

Meanwhile, Jordan offers much more, from the Roman ruins we explored at Jerash, to the Ottoman Village where we stayed, from the delicious ice cream we tasted in Amman, to the mud baths we took before floating in the Dead Sea.

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About Łowiczanka

I'm a former dancer who loves all things Polish, especially the music... whether it be folk songs and dances from Poland, or polka music from Chicago. Oh, yes, and I love pierogi !
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115 Responses to Jordan

  1. Those are some crazy spectacular photos! Thank you so much for sharing … beautiful!


  2. supersitepk says:

    it is really amazing and so beautiful place and fantastic picture congrats on F P
    Thanks for sharing

  3. Dev J Haldar says:

    Hello Lowiczanka
    Am planning a quick get-away to Jordan and I is sheer coincidence that I chanced upon your blog. Thank you for the photographs. Beautiful indeed.
    Could you share your travel itinerary and the hotel details with me please? Would be helpful for my planning. My mail id is
    Thanx in advance

    • Łowiczanka says:

      I traveled with Joy Travel International. Here is their typical Jordan itinerary:
      Note that it mentions the Taybet Zamman Hotel. It is an old Ottoman village. Very cute, up in the hills.
      Not mentioned in this itinerary is an afternoon spent by the Dead Sea. There was a Spa there, but we made our own mud baths and swam (floated) about.

  4. Lakia Gordon says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  5. bagnidilucca says:

    Great pictures, great place. I want to go there.

  6. eva626 says:

    these are remarkable pictures you took!!! looks like you had a lot of fun and the buildings are so beautiful…congrats on fp’ed

  7. alig68 says:

    Nice!! I was in Petra the day Jordan opened it’s border with Israel in the mid 90’s..Well, actually we didn’t make it as there was a very bad car accident and we ended up spending 3 days in a Jordanian military hospital..I went back a few years later..I live in Tel Aviv..My grandparents are from Lodz and Warsaw:) Keep writing!! Shalom, Alex

  8. Jen says:

    I was just in Petra and Jerash a few months ago, and I LOVED it. Your pictures bring back fun memories =)

  9. Afrovenator says:

    Petra is pretty amazing. It takes you to a different world.

  10. Beautiful pictures. I plan to study in Jordan in the summer, so this entry was really visually inspiring.

  11. enjoibeing says:

    wow! that looks amazing! it looks like the same place transformers was filmed. very historic. the pictures look amazing, great post

  12. Wow–fabulous photos! WOW! And congrats on freshly pressed!

    Not in Haiti anymore and totally sad about it,

  13. TheAuthor says:

    I have always wanted to visit Petra, ever since I first heard of the place. Captivating photographs, really makes me want to go!

  14. Petra has always been a dream of mine. Your pictures are amazing. I would love stay at the Ottoman Village!

  15. saltybi11 says:

    Awesome pictures! Did you feel like Indiana Jones? I would love to see this stuff in person.

  16. lolabees says:

    Thanks for the beautiful photos! This brings back memories of one of my favorite places I’ve ever visited!

  17. petitepaumee says:

    Piekne zdjecia! Gratuluje zdobycia “Freshly Pressed”, fajnie zobaczyc to ze polskie blogi tez moga dostac to wyrozenienie 🙂

  18. James R. Clawson says:

    Great pictures thanks for sharing!

  19. Gorgeous! I’ve always wanted to go to Jordan! Might take a trip after I graduate. Is it really expensive?

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  21. Great pictures, I would love for me an my wife to go one day!!!

  22. wow it just looks fantastic!!

  23. Juan says:

    I’ve always wanted to see the Lost Nabatean city of Petra in person since I saw it featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Great pictures!

  24. ronniecruz says:

    Spectacular photos! Jordan is one of the top destinations on my list of places to visit. Thanks for sharing!

  25. Looks like an exciting adventure. Definitely adding it to my list of must see places.

  26. whatsaysyou says:

    Cool pictures of Jordan

  27. 4myskin says:

    Wow! That is so cool! Did you feel like Indiana Jones? 🙂

  28. ifang says:

    a very nice pictures, I want to go there

  29. Those pictures look amazing, modern technology doesn’t compare to ancient architecture.

  30. SWK says:

    Never been here. Love the architecture!

  31. janekoont says:

    Amazing…Tks a lot for your sharing.


  32. Been to Petra… took the carriage ride. Wrong decision! didn’t got lots of pics, but the place does magificent!

  33. rtcrita says:

    You’ve captured the greatness of these buildings so well! I can’t imagine the impressiveness of them in person. I think I would be in eternal awe of such structures. Thank you for sharing your images.

  34. maru says:

    Nice pics. The first one caught the pink shade so beautifully.
    Referring to Petra, I found this a long time ago: “Match me such a marvel save in Eastern clime, a rose red city half as old as time.“ -Dean Burgeon-

    Congrats for being Freshly Pressed.

  35. says:

    Cool pictures of Jordan

  36. ermafla says:

    I was in Jordan last month, and I loved it! What a wonderful country! I would love to go again. Thanks for sharing those pictures, nice memories 🙂

  37. Alfred Lee says:

    so beautiful place

  38. Indra says:


  39. Katie Gou says:

    Wow, such beautiful architecture! The shots are well taken too. Looks like I have another place to add to my “I should go there!” list.

  40. AryanMolaeimehr says:

    nice place and nice pictures

  41. fanpagers says:

    wow, am going there on my next vacation

  42. fey's diary says:

    Great photos! Nice blog.

  43. free design says:

    wow this is a great place.

  44. salah1974 says:

    Photos are too great. Of course, Jordan is a beautiful and faithful to beautiful tourist places.

  45. hakanimert says:

    i smell history when i look at the pictures. Good job. i advice you to visit Ancient City of Ephesus in Turkey. You ll love it. btw if you are interested in interior design and architecture you can visit my new blog.

  46. It's just a web site man! says:

    Great photos. You truly have a great eye. Jordan has has a rich history. I hope to one day see it in person.

  47. John Zimmer says:

    Hi Lowiczanka,

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos. They bring back fond memories. I have been to Jordan, 14 or 15 times. Always for work, but I made sure to find days to visit Petra or Jerash or the Dead Sea or other places. Amman is one of my favourite cities, not because it is beautiful – most of it is actually rather drab – but because of the warmth and hospitality of the people. Jordanians are wonderful.


    PS – I visited Poland for the first time last year (Poznan) and the Poles were just as warm. They are like Slavic Arabs!

    PSS – Sorry I could not get the correct first letter of your name in this message. I know that it is pronounced like a “w” in English.

  48. wovenstrands says:

    I’m happy you enjoyed my country 🙂

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  50. Harold says:

    Beautiful pictures! I hope to get there some day.

  51. Thank you for sharing these on your blog, And your blog is very useful to me.

  52. Istanbulboy says:

    It is so good to see a fellow traveller enjoying the marvels of Petra. I went there in January and was blown away and posted pics on my blog too. Great pics! Thanks!


  53. I was just in Petra and Jerash a few months ago, and I LOVED it. Your pictures bring back fun memories =)

  54. The picture of cave with that hole was fantastic

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