Takeaway: When a Bedouin shopkeeper turned right into a more-than-friendly idea, I became surprised.
The historic rose-colored ancient Nabetean city half built and half carved into the majestically sculpted towering rocks of the Wadi Musa valley in the Jordanian Desert in the guidebooks to Jordan, it says that a visit to Jordan is not complete without a visit to Petra.
In Petra, as well as riding the selection of a camel or a donkey through the ancient sand and wind chiseled town to the breath-taking views in the monastery near the top of the greatest rocky mountain, it’s also recommended that tourists have a tea and a speak to the neighborhood Bedouin who live in the location. But, most importantly of all in visiting Petra could be the constant reminder to be respectful. For females and girls, what this means is no bare shoulders, hands or feet. In most predominantly Muslim nations, showing such a thing besides the fingers, face and perhaps, locks is strictly haram, or, forbidden. Continue reading