It’s early, very early, I think it might be 7 am, I’m still half asleep so I’m not quite sure. Our guide is talking, talking about the history, and the importance of what we’re about to see. I’m not really listening, I’m just standing there, enjoying the silence, remembering the last time I was here. Petra is one of those places that is best when you visit the second time. It’s chilly, I’m letting the cool air caress my face, I know how hot Petra will be later.
- Four days in Paris, I want to see Paris, I almost have this one planned out completely, just need to find someone to travel with. As I don’t really know my calendar next year nothing is set in stone but I think it would be best in the first half of April.
- I’ve been thinking of Interrailing through Europe in the Summer, but it all depends on whether I decide to continue my studies.
- My family have plans of going to the Virgin Islands in Fall, but wether I am going also depends on my decision about school.
- If my Summer and Fall plans fall through I was thinking about going to New York for four or five days.
Everytime I return from travelling I get the urge to go out again. I’ve almost planned a trip to Paris in April 2014. And I’m looking into Interrailing in the Summer. And of course my never-ending plans of travelling around the world.
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It took quite some time to find the City God Temple, mostly because we didn’t really know what to look for. The surrounding area must be my favourite place to buy souvenirs (it’s very commercial, but has some great stuff), not because it’s cheap (if you want cheap, wait until you visit the wall, and then spend some time bargaining – they usually sell the same stuff in all the shops there, so just walk a bit further if you can’t get the price you want).
If you want some tea or some beautiful artwork, I would say this is a good place to buy it. We were told, it was a good place for jade as well, but I know some of the others bought some, which turned out to be fake, so be careful (if you have no idea how to recognise real jade, try reading this).
We spend a lot of time just walking around looking at all the shops, but if you want you can visit Yuyuan garden, a traditional Chinese garden, connected to the area.