Travel Blogs from Wadi Rum
My favorite movie is "Lawrence of Arabia," which is ironic as I never visited the area of Wadi Rum -- where much of the movie was filmed, and site to many of the incidents documented in the film -- when I lived in Jordan. At the time, one could only access the area via private four-wheel-drive, so while planning this trip, I was very pleasantly …
... pita and hummus. Our desert dessert is watermelon and bananas.
Other than a couple of generator-powered electric lights in the main tent, we have just some scattered candle lanterns and the full moon's glow to illuminate the night. The only thing to do is lounge on pillows around the fire, sipping wine, telling stories and admiring the stars.
We each have our own small tent with a raised bed, theoretically the finest in desert comfort. But I'm ...
After a short arabic breakfast with hummus, salad, pita bread and some coffee, I had a quick walk in the city planning to return before 11:00 as this was the time by when Royal Jordanian promised me to delivery my duffle bag to the hotel. Aqaba has not much to offer apart from being a small arabic city. It is a good spot for diving and snorkeling, but as I intended to move directly to the desert of Wadi Rum today, I won`t seem much of ...
... a small Italian group, who were homeless, for dinner and the evening. After another dinner of chicken and lamb cooked in the fire pit (keep them coming), we headed out on a night walk through the desert to see what we could find. Actually we didn't find anything, but after 20 minutes or so we stopped on the edge of a rocky outcrop, and gazed at the stars while Ayman made a fire and boiled some tea for us which was great way to spend the first night of ...
... Steph and Chrissy will agree, a great experience. Two final things should be said:
1. Bedouins drink a lot of tea...and I mean a lot. I think we were offered tea no less than two dozen times in two days. I drank more tea in 48 hours than I have in the past 34 years.
2. I'm not sure you guys know this, but there is a lot of f*cking sand in the desert. Jesus it's everywhere. I have sand in every single thing I brought ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting