Through the vast and narrow paths of red sandstone, the mountains parted to reveal a view of the sun glistening off the columns of the Treasury at Petra. It felt like we stepped back in time, watching the horse drawn carts zoom through the rocky alleys, past the architecture carved from the mountains. We spent the day exploring—sharing the common road with passing tourists, donkeys, and camels. The experience was capped off at the monastery with an astonishing sunset view. We watched with awe as the sun melted into the horizon of red sandstone.