Latest post on 2012/04/03 at 11:52:43
How far pregnant are you? Sorry, yes imalittle pre-occupied to keep up with everyone's term atm.
We did Jordan when was 16-17 weeks pregnant with the first. Petra is a loooooooong day If you do it. On feet from8-5pm but then that's because we decided just after lunch around1pm we would go to oneofthe top monasteries (sp) which was 850 steps up the mountain (no hand rail and steps are basically cutin the mountain so not neat even steps).
I was rather fit before before and through first pregnancy...there would have been no way I could have done it this recent pregnancy.
The Petra walk is about 5km round trip to just do the main bottom tour guide bit.
Having said that it is well worth doing!!!
You can get a private driver / tour guide which is what we did, it was our honeymoon after all so we splurged a little. For the life of me I can't remember where we stayed on the dead sea but any of those resorts along there would be beautiful, that was very relaxing. Not able to go float in deadsea though or the salt water pools they had at the resort because too high salt content for pg women apparently. Had signs up saying do not go in if pregnant. Doh.
Oh yes just reading PCM reply re horse and cart, you could do that but again, deep ding on how far pg you are... I probably wouldn't
some of the horses and carts look like they are about to fall apart.
Also you can get a donkey ride up the mountain in Petra but our tour guide advised against it as they are not covered by any insurance etc so you do it at your own risk... Again not an option I would choose even not pregnant.
Amman is nice too but bit of walking about to see sights.
I did love it there and we certainly want to go back and check out more along the deadsea coast line. You need a good 5 days or more if you want to see a few things. Doing Petra over just a weekend and thats about all, I think is hard slog for anyone... You'd need a holiday to get over your holiday!
Check out living social page and maybe try the RAK deal ey have on today. Bay an tree resort I think. Get 2 nights there for a little break. If however you are up for the more touristy thing, and arent to heavily pg then Jordan is do-able, just be sure to tact on the relaxing resort stuff for 2-3 days at the end!