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Nov 27, 2018 - Desert Delightful

On Monday we headed toward Wadi Rum with a short stop at Little Petra... a much smaller but still amazing site as the pic with Mike(very small in fore ground) shows. One odd fact about the Jordanians, they seem to be a country of cat people. There are cats everywhere, not many but the ones around are friendly and in good condition. They appear to be used in their rodent control capacity, not loved exactly but more then tolerated. Dogs are not in the picture...ignored and not thought about...an after thought. According to Mamon, dogs are...

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Jordan and Oman 2018

Feb 17, 2018 - Wadi Rum

We are leaving Petra this morning and heading to Wadi Rum, a 450-square-mile desert made famous by Lawrence of Arabia who described it as vast, echoing, and Godlike. Here the standstone mountains tower over rust-hued sand and wind-carved bridges, arches, and mushroom-shaped rock formations. The bus ride took us up thru the mountains surrounding Petra and we were quite surprised to find a lot of fog and then snow on the ground as we got higher. Made for an exciting ride. When we arrive in Wadi Rum we are met by several drivers with small...

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Mar 3, 2015 - Wadi Rum and Little Petra

March 3 It's another one of those days that by evening I've forgotten what we did in the morning. I enjoyed a great sleep in the crisp desert air inside a goat hair tent. We were all up with the birds as they're pretty noisy when it's so quiet so we left earlier than intended and enjoyed a leisurely breakfast at base camp. It's cold in the back of a jeep at 7 am! The trip to Petra was interrupted by several stops for photo opportunities including an old train station that they're talking about making a tourist spot. We got a teaser for...

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Mar 3, 2014 - Wadi Rum, Jordan

Our return to Israel led through Wadi Rum - the location for much of Lawrence of Arabia and yet another World Heritage Site. In fact, T.E. Lawrence lived here for significant periods of time during the Great Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks in 1914-17. We transferred from our taxi to a 4x4 and spent two hours driving through a beautiful landscape - dunes, plateaus, wadis, all in gorgeous color. And we stopped at Lawrence's Well, which Lawrence described as five square yards of paradise We also visited the remains of one of the sets...

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May 3, 2012 - Wadi Rum

JORDAN: AQABA: Looking for a hotel in Aqaba was a bit of a chore as we checked out 7 before settling on the Amer Hotel, a good budget choice. We had a beautiful sea view of the harbour and were right across from a mosque. Our wake-up call was at 5:30am each morning with the call to prayer. It did not matter that Bernie’s watch died! WADI RUM: The next day was spent arranging a trip to the Wadi Rum desert area. We choose Jordan Tracks as they offered a ½ day desert jeep safari and a ½ day scrambling to a rock bridge on top of a mountain...

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Aug 22, 2011 - Wadi Rum

Ikram and her sister picked us up at the airport and took us to her princess palace in Amman. Seriously though her place was goregous! After a whole 3 hours of sleep we got up early the next morning to meet our driver at 6am to make the trek to Wadi Rum. After a 3 hour drive through the desert we arrived at Wadi Rum village to start our officially tour with Jordan Tracks. We met Attellah (our guide) who would be taking us around the desert. At first it was pretty sketchy because our guide looked like he was 12 and wasn't able to drive the...

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Oct 29, 2010 - More Wadi Rum

Arriving at our camp we made ourselves comfortable on matresses outside the tent then watched the sunset over the desert. Back in camp our meal was ready and the boys were busy digging it up out of the sand - onions and potatoes on the top rack, then chicken pieces below. Add to that rice and stewed vegetables and it was a fantastic meal. Another Intrepid group was also there in another part of the camp so we all got together for the meal and marshmallow toasting afterwards. Then we settled down to watch some entertainment put on by the...

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Oct 20, 2010 - Wadi Rum

Up at respectable hour for breakfast. Missy and I downstairs waiting politely and patiently for the restaurant to open when we were overtaken by the French/Eastern Europeans (some that had been on the ship) and pushed out of the way as they swarmed like locusts the minute the restaurant lights came on. Not Cool at all!! James Missy and I found a decent internet for a couple of hours before purchasing some picnic food and heading for Wadi Rum. At Wadi Rum we watched a short narrative about the area before hopping into a dilapidated land...

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Oct 20, 2010 - Aqaba Jordan then off to Wadi Rum

Today was a catch up on the internet morning and a quick wander around Aqaba before jumping on a mini van to head to the desert area of Wadi Rum. We then met up with a local Sheik who drove us around in his 4 Wheel Drive to experience the wonders of the Bedouin desert. These are the 7 pillars as written about by Lawrence of Arabia We had a race running up a sand dune and this was me up top. We climbed up some rocks to this natural rock bridge up very high. After travelling around for the day in the heat and dust we finished...

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Nov 26, 2009 - Desert Camping in the Wadi Rum

Well, it’s 7 o’clock in the evening, and I’m writing today’s entry from the tea tent at Sunset Camp, a tourist camp in the Wadi Rum desert run by an enterprising Bedouin named Mohammed from the nearby village of Rum. My inner thighs are still aching from the hour long camel tour of the area around Sunset Camp which we took. I’m full from the delicious chicken dinner, and we - along with the other guests and some of the staff from Sunset Camp - are now merely all sitting around the fire in the center. This will definitely be an early...

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Break From the Law

Jun 24, 2009 - Wadi Rum and the Bedouins

Off to the land of the Bedouins, those elusive desert dwellers that Lawrence of Arabia loved so much! We spent the day touring the desert and mostly seeing sights where T.E. Lawrence, aka Lawrence of Arabia went... there is a house, a hill, a cliff, a spring, a sand dune, a rock, and a canyon named after him, okay so I'm getting a little carried away, but seriously, it was like half the countryside had been named after him! We also were shown some rock carvings that are between 5-10 thousand years old (yes I know, that's not very accurate...

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Kirsti's Odyssey

Jun 17, 2009 - Wadi Rum

A one hour drive from Aqaba by bus saw me arrive at the Wadi Rum Visitor’s Centre where we exchanged the bus for a few ‘4WD jeeps’ and off to explore the extraordinary desert scenery of Wadi Rum courtesy of the Bedouins that live in the area. My jeep was driven by the local sheik, whose guest we were to be in his tent that night. Described by Lawrence of Arabia as ‘vast and echoing’ Wadi Rum is an outstanding desert landscape, full of weird and beautiful lunar-like rock formations. Sheer-sided mountains of sandstone and granite emerge from...

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Taking the Long Way

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