I've been tormented with insomnia and wonderlust, the crazy kind that stays with you and whose voice echos loudly in your head when you are trying to pay attention to other people's sensible conversations. After suffering through several nights, I gave in, I took an Ambien. In the middle of the night I woke up but fell quickly back into the arms of Morpheus.
Forcing myself to wake up I realized, I was not in my bedroom. I was in my own bed, wearing my silly Teddy Bear Pajamas, yet I was not in my bedroom. I knew it had to be a dream but it was so real. The place was alien and familiar and I knew this place some how, and I loved it.
This is the place that my dreams pulled me into: PETRA
Petra is also one of the new wonders of the world.
The site remained unknown to the Western world until 1812, when it was discovered by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. It was famously described as "a rose-red city half as old as time" in a Newdigate prize-winning sonnet by John William Burgon. UNESCO has described it as "one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage." In 1985, Petra was designated a World Heritage Site.