Deep in the southern deserts of Jordan lies the ancient Nabatean city of Petra. I really had no idea what to expect when I visited. Since this is now a well known tourist sight, would it just be a long drive to see a "desert Disneyland"? In short, it was extraordinary. The scale of the place is almost impossible to comprehend. Massive buildings carved into stone with incredible architecture and artistry. So worth the long desert drive!