Camping in the desert
Trip Start Nov 22, 2010
23Trip End Jan 11, 2011
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That night is a home cooked bedouin meal, followed by a few hours of dancing to traditional (and western) music.
That night we sleep in tents and wake bright and early for a predawn camel ride into the desert. The ride is not without incident. Travis gets thrown to the ground almost immediately, but props to him for getting right back on his camel for the ride
After some time for photos of the sunrise, we enjoy a less dramatic ride back to the tents, followed by a standard (i.e., mediocre) mid-Eastern breakfast. At ten, most of us take off in jeeps for a tour of the desert and a meeting with the local Bedouins. The highlight is seeing the spot where T.E. Lawrence met with King Abdullah, even though the carvings were significantly smaller than I had anticipated. By the time we get back to our camp, it's hot enough for me to change into shorts for the brief trip to Aqaba.