I still have thousands of stories to share with you about our travels through Jordan. Not only Jordan, actually. You may have already enjoyed our film about the journey, and I talked about world wonder Petra, a Bedouin camp, the Dead Sea and the hotel in Wadi Musa, there are still a number of posts on the schedule. Like what? Our wonderful trip by camel through the most beautiful desert in the world for example: Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum isn’t a typically sandy desert like you have probabely on your mind right now when you hear the word desert. Wadi Rum is a huge red valley of sand where you are embraced by towering cliffs of sandstone and granite. Maybe you’ve seen the movie “Lawrence of Arabia”?
Just with the two of us and a guide of Rum Stars who did not speak English (except for ‘get camel’ and ‘rope’) we left for our two-day trek through the hot and dusty desert. I feel like Laura of Arabia, while I spend hours in the blazing sun on my new favourite animal (check the photo taken from the front, you’ll understand why). I am touched by this pure wilderness and the fact that we are just a few kilometers away from the Saudi Arabia borders. Intriguing.
Wadi Rum is an amazing and timeless place, virtually untouched by humanity and its destructive forces. Here is weather and wind that shaped the imposing, towering skyscrapers made of stone. Between 11:00 and 13:00 we nestled against a red cliff in the small bits of shadow. Desert at this time is impassable by the blazing sun.
The guide prepares a delicious lunch for us and communicating with hands and feet we understand that we have to entertain ourselves for the next two hours. A present in this environment, meditating and musing I have more than enjoyed this piece of pure earth at this moment. A gift indeed that we find ourselves slowly moving to the heart of the desert on a camel. A special day and by the afternoon we bumped into the Bedouin camp. I tell you all about this camp in a future post. Something about a thousand stars…