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  • Day6

    Wadi Rum Desert

    November 22, 2018 in Jordan ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    We start walking towards the red desert, when we find some bedouin jeeps awaiting us. We are split into groups of five or six and we jump on the rear section of these desert vehicles. After a few minutes we start driving through the desert passing by rocks, dunes and impressive mountains. The ride is truly exciting and the scenery simply fantastic.
    Our first stop is at the feet of an immense sand dune: climbing all the way to the top is a way harder job than we expected, but the reward is worth the effort: from the summit we can enjoy a fantastic view of the Wadi Rum desert. No wonder that this is one of the most requested film sets...

    After a photo stop, we proceed to a special place at the feet of a mountain, where we can admire some beautifully engraved rocks. We only have a few minutes before getting back on our jeeps to continue this amazing safari.
    We drive on towards another rocky mountain, at the feet of which a herd of dromedaries boringly look at us. 🐪🐪🐪 We have a ride planned for later, but apparently these aren't our camels as we soon have to go back to our vehicles and start driving in a new direction.

    During one of the following stops, some bedouins show us how to produce the "desert soap": they take a special crop, break it into small pieces and then our some water on it. Incredible but true, as soon as the water touches this mush of grass, a strange foam is suddenly produced! 😲

    Once we have got back on our jeeps, we drive for a few more kilometers in the desert until we are asked to get off and proceed on foot: it's time to reach the bedouin camp! 🏜🏕
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