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We left Petra still in awe after our 3 days exploring its beauty, but we enthusiastically drove 2 hrs down south, to the desert of Wadi Rum.
We expected much of this "little" desert, thanks to Pat and Kelly, BUT for me and as always, I had so many doubts and questions, like:
"why go in a desert",
"why go for 4 whole days", and
"what is there to see anyway.. isn't a desert empty?!" (haha pushing philippe's buttons)
But Philippe had done ...
... sand with hot coals (same method as a Hangi in New Zealand). Raith ended up going to bed really early, he had been a bit of a naughty Muslim as throughout the day Iain and I spotted him smoking fags and drinking water. Saima was very much in charge and he loved to talk, he spoke to Iain and I for hours. He sometimes spoke so much that he tended to contradict himself. He was a proper Bedouin and spoke of the need to return to the desert when he ...
On arrival in Aqaba we went out for dinner and had a traditional meal that has a type of flatbread covering it (instead of pastry). The main non alcoholic drinks here are fruit juices, like lemon or lemon and mint. Refreshing but quite sweet. After dinner we had a little walk through the market. One of the big differences between here and Egypt is that here the vendors are much, much less pushy. I guess that's because the standard of living ...
... not talking about complex discussions, but being able to communicate things about your status and the surroundings is important. One fact that I've had to inform the dive guide about pretty much every time is when I have reached half a tank of air. It is done through a sign similar to time out.
Yesterdays dive was the first time I have ever been able to inform the guide of my air ...
... I was teaching Taps to some of the girls as we were camping in the desert at Wadi Rum under the most amazing stars I have ever seen. No one could even comprehend what the night sky looks like when completely unadulterated by man made light. I have only seen a shooting star once, maybe twice, in twenty years of life, and last night I could see one every minute if I moved my eyes around the sky.
When the Bedouin make-shift camp set up the fire in the middle of a ...