I took it easy today and went to see little Petra, which is a smaller city built much like the main Petra site. It was cheap, quick, and easy to run through so it only took half a day.
I learned my lesson from yesterday and am going to do today right! I’m actually going to eat before exploring the desert and am taking a taxi to Little Petra and back (15JD each way). I’m also stocking up on food and water beforehand because it is expensive as hell at the site. I stayed in the hotel blasting the AC until checkout because I want to be out there for the least amount of time possible today.
I would suggest seeing little Petra first because it is a bit of a letdown after seeing the main site. It was still a great experience though. I took the 5pm JETT bus back to Amman for $15. It was nice because it was air conditioned, but was impossible to sleep on. I felt bad because there were 2 women staring at me the whole time like they wanted to flirt, but I was so uncomfortable from the sweat and heat that I didn’t even bother to talk to them. That and I’d hate to give them whatever lung sickness I contracted. Next time…