Wadi Rum Sands Camp
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I spent four very full days in Jordan where a friend and I rushed around the country to see the major sites of our choosing. We spent a long and lost day driving our gutless rental car from the Dead Sea to Wadi Rum; arriving in the dark and hoping to find a hospitable group of Bedouins to take us out camping. We found a nice enough multinational group of folks ready to head out for the night at the Visitor's Centre, drove out into the night, and had dinner and drank tea over a campfire before crawling into our scratchy and cold tents for the night. The uncomfortable and chilly night was made worthwhile in the morning, though. We peeked out of the white flaps of our tents and saw what we could not see in the dark the night before--the massive monoliths of Wadi Rum in the morning light. Our tents were parked up against a monstrous orange wall and we had an amazing view across the Wadi to other rock faces. This place deserves several days to hike, ride camel, hot air balloon over, or photograph. Unfortunately, we had to break camp and be on our way to Petra the next morning. I hope to return to Jordan; an amazing country with the friendliest and most helpful people I have encountered!
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