Sunday, May 20, 2007

Petra: A world wonder?

Today I visited Petra, the 2000-year-old city cut into sandstone canyons and caves in Jordan. My Internet connection is limited, and I can't share much about it now...but I will tomorrow when I get a better connection.

Petra is one of 21 candidates in the running for the new seven wonders of the world. The Jordanian tourist ministry knows that getting named as one of the wonders could be a boost for business, and accordingly officials have set up computer terminals near the Petra site so visitors can go online and vote for Petra right on the spot.

Whether you choose Petra (it is one of my own choices) or not, check out the Seven New Wonders campaign.

Tomorrow I'm back to Israel. Check here for photos and more tales from trip.

3 comments:

YASIN said...

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Petra said...

I am looking forward to reading your article Jane. I loved that shot with the camel taxi. With heavyweight entries like Stonehenge and even the Syndey Opera House hovering in the wings, you can't blame Jordan for pulling out all the stops to try to mobilise the Petra vote. In fact, as an incentive on the Petra blog, visitors can even enter for a holiday to Petra just for voting! Hope the rest of your travels go well.
Neil MacLean

Biby Cletus said...

Hello, i just surfed in searching for interesting blogs on new seven wonders of the world, you have a cool blog. Do keep up the good work. i live far from where you are and its nice to be able to see what people from across the world thinks.

Warm Regards from the Other Side of the Moon.

On a related note perhaps you might find the following links interesting. we're reviewing the best among the competing 21 participants for the new 7 wonders competition. i'll like to hear your take on the subject via comments. i'll be back soon...

The Kremlin and the Red Square
Angkor Wat
Eiffel Tower
Hagia Sophia

ps. if you have your own favourites list or if you'd like us to write about other wonders pls do mention about it in the comments.

Bibby

Kerala, India