Travel Blogs from Wadi Rum
... from Ishmael's eldest), then the Romans took the place and built a roman city, then more was added in the Byzantium period when the Romans became Christians. So, the main Nabatian city, which includes all of the famous sites is actually called Sella, and the Roman city within the city, as it were, is called Petra. Both mean 'The Rock', although all of us tourists only know it as Petra.
I normally don't see many Italian tourists on our travels, ...
... he would do it on a fairly regular basis as our intrepid leader knew just where to look in order to find it.
Anyway...after breakfast we headed out for our day of exploring the vast reaches of the desert riding in the back of a pickup truck outfitted with benches and a canopy. It was a great day of driving, hiking, climbing, exploring and ended with a beautiful sunset over the mountains. On our second hike of the day, ...
... 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 ...
... and east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and Israel to the west, sharing control of the Dead Sea with the latter two. The desert kingdom emerged out of the post-World War I division of the Middle East by Britain and France in 1922 the population at that time was largely made up of tribes which had taken part in the Great Arab ...
We arrived in Aqaba, intending to partake in some snorkelling (diving being out of the question with my eardrum almost but not fully recovered) or just some beach time by the Red Sea.
Well, that went out the window pretty fast. At the hotel, a big gust of wind blew the door shut...on my fingers. Profuse bleeding on the floor commenced. My right ring fingertip was badly bruised, but my middle fingertip was a completely ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
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