Wadi Rum Zeltcamps
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... on the trip and this was one of those high pitched barks that went right through you. I put the pillow over my head and said "D'oh Shuuuttt uuuupppp!!"
I had planned to go to the Bedouin style campground known as Rummana. From here I was to do a couple of hiking trails that would give me splendid views of the surrounding area. Bleary eyed, I was driven over to the other side of the valley in the hotel Mercedes Benz by another son ...
... one was fed water from a bottle, and we took lots of photos - now
there's a surprise! Emma had the camel
man was eating out of her hand. She
wanted the camels (now sitting down) standing in a row in front of the sunset,
so eventually got that across, and he organised it for her. I don't know that it was quite sunset time
enough, but hopefully there will be some good photos. Then we had to get on again!
The ride back to ...
... what is known as Kings Way, which is the ancient trading/ caravan route. We stopped at a train station which has an old train and apparently there will eventually be a tour here that follows in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia. We drove into the Wadi to a Bedouin camp, had lunch, then clambered into the back of utes for our trip in the desert. It's a stunning landscape. As with most deserts this is believed to have been ocean millions ...
... the way to Wadi Rum for 30 Dinar, instead of the normal 39 (which was posted at the border crossing). He was a really nice guy named Ibraham. He used to be an English teacher but he quit that to become a taxi driver/guide. He took me through Aqaba and a detour through a freight highway that was built through the mountains so I could see something besides just highway. This is a beautiful country!
I went from the reefs at ...
... we awoke and breakfasted as before; then Salah drove us back to Wadi Rum village, where we met Mahedi again. He apologized for not coming out to the camp during the evening to see us, and explained that his wife was expecting their second child any day, so he was staying close to home. We enjoyed a last tea with Mehedi and Salah; they invited Elias to stay with them for a year and become a guide, but he demurred.
Then onwards, to Wadi Musa and ...