Wadi Rum

Wild about Wadi Rum – flatulent camels and all

Wild about Wadi Rum – flatulent camels and all

The first day started off with a three hour camel ride in Lawrence’s old stomping grounds, Wadi Rum. Yes, camel riding is the iconic Middle Eastern experience (not to mention Lawrence’s preferred method of transportation) but believe you me, we could have lived without the angry, farting camels and all the leg and back pain associated with being perched atop them for three hours.

More Jordanian tourism from 3 more Jordan tourist blogs

Yeah I know what you’re thinking, my friend went to Jordan and all I got was a URL to his stinking Jordan tourism blog. All the more reason to go there yourself … but until then … here are 3 more persons blogging about the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, posting their experiences and sharing their photos so the rest of us can stew in our offices and live vicariously through their journeys:

Wadi Rum: vast and echoing and god-like, magically haunted

Described as ‘Vast and echoing and god-like’ by T.E. Lawrence in his famed 7 Pillars of Wisdom, rarely does a visitor leave unawed and uninspired by this moonscape. In fact the only regret of this writer is that he did not have enough time to spend the night in this “magically haunted [2]” moonscape – vowing to come back one day with his family to take a 2 day camel caravan to fully drink in its arid beauty.