In Wadi-Rum, Jordan

by Sari Alshiekh, Information Technology

I went to Wadi-Rum after spending a couple of days in Aqaba on the beach. My best friend insisted that we stop by on the way back home. He said the place was “magical”. I didn’t expect much.

We got there about two hours before sunset, in a rented, very old, and beaten down truck. Our driver was a Bedouin. The Bedouin suggested that we sit in the bed of the truck. He said, “Don’t worry. I’m a good driver”. We drove about 10-15 miles into the desert. That was probably the best ride of my life. It was a bit scary; I won’t lie, but it was AMAZING…the scenery…the colors…and what really got me the most was the quietness. I had never experienced anything like it. 

There was nothing but silence, and the occasional gust of wind.  I still remember the feeling I had, like it happened just a few moments ago. I’m planning on going again very soon, and spending a few nights staring at the stars, and enjoying the silence.

 ayman_tea Bedouin making tea taking pics uninsurable sunset by the valley 

Photo credits: Sari Alshiekh

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