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Jeep Safari in Wadi Rum

sunny 39 °C

We went on a desert safari in old Toyota Land Cruisers. What we saw was camels, rock carvings, and sand of different colors. Desert and some history. The truck ride itself was less exciting than we were expecting, but the scenery was great.

Here was our truck. Note the big horn on the hood.
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Some people sandboarded, but the reviews were poor (really hard getting up the hill, equally hard going down - and that was with people that had some experience surfing or snowboarding) so I didn't.
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Here is by far the most successful (a surfer, naturally)

We saw some carvings in the mountains, mostly depicting camels crossing the desert - apparently these were meant to convey that the desert is crossable here.
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A wall behind which Lawrence of arabia lived for awhile:
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Here's a "bridge" suspended above a hole in a mountain. It's solid enough, but was a pain to descend from, especially on dark-colored rocks in the hot sun. As usual Sue was ahead of me.

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Posted by chrisvasil 05:25 Archived in Jordan Tagged tourist_sites

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