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All travel guides that we picked up warned that if in Jordan, Wadi Rum is not to be missed. Not to be mistaken for something you drink with Coca-Cola, Wadi Rum is a picturesque desert and mountain region situated in southern Jordan. It has been made famous by ET Lawrence who described it in his Seven Pillars of Wisdom. It is a desert with character …
Pete: Whoa, this is incredible. I can't believe we're 70 feet under.
Chris: Just be careful about breathing in too much of this air, it's been here for 28 years and it is quite stale.
Pete: Got it. I guess this is a good time to tell you I'm at half a tank.
Chris: Cool. Ready to go back under?
Pete: Let's do it.
When under water divers exchange information via sign language. ...
... the next day, exhausted from the trip, but I did all of my homework and now I’m packing up for my four hours of Arabic today.. Mehhh. I can’t wait for our next excursion, but I plan to make the most of my days here, and tonight I’ll be volunteering with orphans for Iftar, which will be amazing, I’m sure. It’s time for me to make breakfast.. More pita!
With laughter, longing, and courage to continue,
Today was our busiest day. We booked a 13 ½ hour excursion to see The Treasury in Petra then Wadi Rum.
We had to be on our coaches by 6:30a so that meant breakfast would be a little bit sparse. We had our yogurt, etc.
First impression of Jordan, Oh, Wow factor. There were very dry looking mountains in the background and they were huge. Aqaba is a small city with plenty of shopping and some malls. We will take our own tour ...
... He talks with the oozy creepiness of a mad scientist and strikes an immediate discord with some of the members of our group. There’s rolling eyes and rather abrupt ‘I’m sorry..?’ and ‘What?’ But he didn’t bother me, I love quirks and weird psychopaths. Faizal leads us on a path of ‘new procedure’ through Jordanian immigration which involves taking us through the Departures hall, an area secured against new arrivals. ...