Wadi Rum Travel Blog› entry 3 of 4 › view all entries
July 30th, 2007 – by: tsaojam
Wadi Rum is a protected desert area, and the landscape is scattered with amazing rock formations. The colors shift with the light, and certain parts of the desert is pink while others are white. I've lived mostly in Canada, SF and Asia so desert environments are not what I normally get to experience. It was a blast running up a sand dune, and surveying the surroundings. The ancient carvings, bedouin tent areas...the most amazing part of the trip was watching the sun go down on a rock perch, and then having a cup of cinnamon tea with our guide. The silence and stillness while sitting on the rock and looking out over the desert is a moment that comes back to me almost everyday. It's scary how for some of us true peace and stillness is really almost non-existent. I definitely had an urge to just stay there forever.
Of course also did the generic Lawrence of Arabia visit...his old house is now just a shamble of boulders. However, it is worth seeing the Rock Bridges - there are several, so make sure you go to the big ones!
Again, in my review, the tents that you stay in are generic fare, but beware of howling dogs and amourous cats at night. Best bring ear plugs.
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