August 22, 2019

Photo from the Road: Friendly Jordanian Donkey


Shot in Petra, this image of a friendly and curious donkey has always stuck with me as one of my favorites.

It was beautiful day, and we were getting ready to head up to the monastery to enjoy the view and sights along the way. Along came this particular donkey, decorated for a day of giving rides and ready to say hello. What a hoot.

Have you been to Petra? Are you a donkey photographing enthusiast? If you have a link to a similar travel photo, wed love to see it!

Photo Credit: Trek Hound

This photo review was submitted to the June 18, 2010 edition of Photo Friday at


  1. Margo says:

    Never been to Petra – not a donkey photographing enthusiast: UNTIL NOW. (have you ever done a home exchange? saw ad in your sidebar and was curious :)

  2. webmaster says:

    Hi Margo,

    Thanks for stopping by. We’ve been on both ends of house sitting, but have not done a home exchange yet. Although we are wanting to try one.

    Glad you liked the donkey image. He was such a hoot.


  3. Theodora says:

    Beautiful pic! I had one of the most unpleasant journeys of my life on a donkey — ascending a cliff in Mali on a critter so small my feet touched the ground in the early stages of an unpleasant illness — so I don’t have any pictures to share. Doing the tourist route up the cliffs of Santorini when my boy was three was very cute, though. Not sufficient, however, to make me keen to ride another one…

  4. webmaster says:

    Hi Theodora,

    My husband and I have done the “up a cliff on a donkey” thing before too. I nearly had a nervous breakdown before we got to the top. I so TOTALLY hear you.