How you can visit Petra, right NOW
Jordan, and the fantastic ancient city of Petra, may only be a few hours flight from here but for those of you who are unjustifiably impatient you can go there right now… sort of.
Those infinitely clever people at Google Maps have made it so you can explore the ruins of Petra – the Rose City carved into rock – from exactly wherever you’re sitting at this very moment. Imagine, when this city was established around 312 BC, its residents likely weren’t expecting someone to be looking at it thousands of years later from thousands of miles away, on a tiny machine that can fit in one’s hand. And you, my friend, are that person.
Ain’t technology great?