b'The Pyramid of Kukulkan lies in the centre of the Chichen Itza archeological site.The Taj Mahal is one of the most amazing 7 Wonders(continued from page 47) monuments in the world.SevenWondersoftheWorldcontin- the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. It ues. Our next destination is the centreis surrounded by mountains and cliffs, of India, and the City of Agra, wherewhich has given Petra its vantage point oneofthemostspectacularmonu- during Nabeteans times (300 BCE), and ments in existence is located. Im talk- has kept it hidden for centuries in later ing of course, about the Taj Mahal. years. The Taj was commissioned in 1632The valley of Petra is seven km long by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahanand I walked a total of 30,000 steps tohousethetombofhisfavouriteor 21 km. The 30-degree heat meant wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is believed todrinking lots of water, but the experi-have cost $876 million, using todaysence was amazing. currency. The construction project em- .ployed some 20,000 artisans, and tookThe Seven Wonders of the World 25 years to complete. are quite amazing, and a visit to each. one is an experience I will never forget.Just prior to the lockdown, I had the pleasure of visiting Jordan and the val- It can take crocodiles several days to devour a meal.ley of Petra, a truly amazing place. ForJonathan van Bilsens photosNtravel me, it was extra special, as it was theTV show, seen on RogersTV and last of the Seven Wonders of the WorldYouTube, is now featuring Travel on my bucket list. News Updates, similar to the onesThe facades of Petra were carved more listed above. To follow Jonathans travelthan 2,000 years ago by the Nabateans.Petra lies in a basin, which runs fromadventures visit photosNtravel.comFREE ESTIMATESNICK ORAMAUTO BODYCollision Repair RefinishLicensed Technicians3976 Highway 7A,Nestleton Station Tel:905.985.1991Fax:905.985.405848 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2021'