Captain's Desert Camp
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It was absolutely roasting in Dana and if I had been coming only to Jordan I would have planned my trip during a cooler period but such as it was, the way the trip had taken its twists and turns, I had ended up here during the hottest period in one of the driest places in the world. To boot we were coming into Ramadan where people sleep during the day and stuff themselves with food at night so it was hardly going to be full noise during the ...
... it was
certainly put though it's paces.
On arrival at Sun
City, we relaxed with a cup of tea , and soon were shown to our room. We had booked a room for 3, but the man said
Emma could have her own, no extra charge.
We wonder if (after the Aqaba upgrade) places think it odd that parents
and an adult child would share. The
"tents" are all draped in white satin inside, and have a decent size
double which is ...
... of man, who didn't push like so many others.
We were then of on the drive to the seaside town of Aqaba. It was a four hour drive on straight roads, but the condition of the roads was terrible. Periodically they had speed pumps of varying sizes, some announced, and others not. I was quite amazed by the lack of traffic. There were quite a few trucks coming down to Aqaba, but very few cars. On the way, we stopped for a picnic. We had brought ...
... and equally as odorous.
Our dinner consisted of roast chicken and a variety of vegetables cooked in a sand oven. This comprised a large pipe buried into the sand, at the bottom of which a fire is set. They lowered a tiered rack containing the raw chicken and vegetables several hours earlier, and then buried it all in sand. We were all invited outside to see them dig away the sand, remove the cover, and extract the rack of food. I can still vividly remember ...
Although our day in Petra was perfect, the weather turned as we drove south to Wadi Rum, a huge desert reserve area in southern Jordan protected by the Jordanian government.
Upon our arrival at the campsite, we were shown into a large square tented courtyard and offered teas, dates, and cookies. The area was laid out in a Bedouin-style, with rugs and cushions everywhere. We waited there until our rides were ready to tour Wadi Rum and head to ...