I have compiled some notes for the lovely Adriana who does a wonderful job at Lighthouse Dive Center caring about all of us nicely and teaching me some slovak (albeit very basic, but I'm not a good student).
These notes should give interesting information for those who want to go to Jordan (especially from Egypt). Information in the Lonely Planet or any guide is just completely outdated. The notes give as well some information about visa processing which can be a complete nightmare in Egypt.
You will find as well the prices for a couple of things (bus, taxi, food, ...).
The Wadi Rum desert is the desert of Lawrence of Arabia. Some monuments here are somewhat doubtful to me as I do not see much how house ruins in a very windy and sandy corridor located miles away from two water springs can be seen as 'Lawrence house'...mmm...
Here are some pictures of Petra. I took about 185 pictures in 2 days. I spent the first day in Petra and the next morning as well while in the afternoon I went to Shawback Castle and Little Petra.
I'm back from Jordan. I spent 2 days in Petra and was planning to go back to Aqaba on tuesday morning at 6:00AM but instead of boarding the Aqaba bus I chose the one going to Wadi Rum at the very last minute after bumping into some other travelers. I thus spent the night in the desert of Lawrence of Arabia and went back to Aqaba this morning day to catch the ferry.
I'm in Petra right now, that is, in the Kingdom of Jordan. I finally decided to take a look as it wasn't that far from Dahab. Roughly I took a 1h15 bus from Dahab to Nuweiba (20EGP) then a 1h30 ferry from Nuweiba to Aqaba (45$), then a 2h local minibus from Aqaba to Petra (4JD).