Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Land of Lawrence of Arabia - Jordan's Wadi Rum

2011 is a time of change for the middle east.   Popular uprisings have been filling the news every single day, from Tunisia to Egypt to Libya to Bahrain to Syria to Yemen and even Jordan.  These countries have all had lifetime dictators, some offering more than others.   We do not know if the future without them will be better or worse, but definitely different.   Two years ago, my wife and I journeyed to two of these countries, Egypt and Jordan and I could not resist sharing the beauty of the land.   Deep in the wilds of southern Jordan lies some of the most spectacular land formations and interesting people.   For anyone who has watched the classic film on the true character Lawrence of Arabia, you will instantly recognize this place for all that it had to offer.

Here is the Deserts of Wadi Rum:

Two camels leave the comfort of town and tent to head out into the wilds of the desert.

One of the many spectacular views.

The sun beats down sapping ones energy and fluids.

A tent encampment and the local transport.

Mid-day prayer for a lone bedouin.

Sunrise over the wind and sand twisted formations.


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