With the Desert Bedouin in Wadi Rum; Margaret Hinkson; Travel Blog


Jordan – Wadi Rum Protected Area

October 19th the final adventure. We are leaving the remains of ancient desert nomads behind to join living nomads inhabiting the desert today. From the Nabataeans to the Bedouin. They inhabit Wadi Rum which is also a UNESCO world heritage site. A ‘Wadi’ is the valley of a dry river hence Petra is in Wadi Musa. The &Rum& part I don’t know about! Mind you, many of the men there could be family to Pirates from the Caribbean…. looking little Jack Sparrows, so who knows…….!

Our driver was funny, fast talking, good natured with a thick accent. He obliged us by making photo stops as we left Petra.

The desert landscape continues to impress and stun me. Who knew that barren land could be so varied… rock types and their formations, the colours of sand and stones, the continuing changes.

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