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2011 - Oasis Overland (Part 6 - Wadi Rum, Jordan)

The hideout of TE Lawrence (of Arabia).

View 2011 tiki tour on nzhamsta's travel map.

Saturday 19 March - Bus to Nuweiba and then ferry to Aqaba in Jordan. This is a very typical Egyptian experience. It is scheduled to leave at 12:30 lunch time, but did not leave until 5:30pm. The ferry had previously been in Greek service so was quite comfortable, especially as we had cabins.

We arrived in Jordan about 9:30pm, collected the truck (known as Fanny), met Nev the driver, and drove to a camp site close by.

Sunday 20 March - We had the morning in Aqaba doing some shopping for dinner as I was in the first cook group. Aqaba seems a nice place and we had no trouble in finding a decent lunch.

From there we drove to Wadi Rum, the hideout for TE Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) in WW1. The scenery in the wadi is superb and we had two utes and drivers hooning around the sand dunes.

The entrance to Wadi Rum.

Yet another camel in the Middle East.

The only tree in Wadi Rum.

Scenery in Wadi Rum.

Scenery in Wadi Rum.

Our guide explaining the Nabatean ruins.

More scenery in Wadi Rum.

A bunch of tourists in Wadi Rum.

The other ute.

A fine sunset picture at Wadi Rum.

From there we drove to a bush camp, well, more of a desert camp. It was very exposed and was windy and cold. Making dinner was difficult, especially trying to keep the sand out of the food. But we managed to produce a very passable dinner.

Posted by nzhamsta 14:00 Archived in Jordan Tagged desert overland

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