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Wadi Rum: Jordan’s Red Desert

Some places are just so beautiful that words and pictures don’t do them justice. The desert of Wadi Rum is a perfect example.

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As we were riding the jeep through this Jordanian desert, I couldn’t help but feel capitivated by the red sand. This was the first time I had ever seen a desert with red sand. I felt incredibly happy!

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The tall cliffs scattered throughout the red desert, definitely added character to the landscape.

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Wadi Rum is a fairly isolated place. The only inhabitants, who permanently live here are Bedouin nomads and villagers. We stayed in this tent overnight, accompanied by Bedouins. We had a fun evening of listening to their songs and stories as well sharing a meal together.

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We spent the day, exploring the desert on foot. We climbed several cliffs and then sat back to enjoy the view. We also challenged ourselves to climb up the steep sand dunes.

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Climbing the sand dunes was so much fun! We did finally make it to the top.

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It was a really great feeling to be surrounded by so much space and natural beauty. Wadi Rum is a beautiful desert; one of the best I have seen.