Tag Archives: Wadi Rum
I visited Jordan in 2005 and spent a night under the stars in the dessert. Wonderful memories of a simple lifestyle in a vast open space. I could do with being there now!
Today’s photo collection features that ridiculous looking but truly amazing creature, the camel. Without the ship of the desert there would have been no Silk Route, no Samarkand and perhaps little or no amazing Islamic architecture throughout Central Asia. We have much to thank our hump backed friends for. Kraka the Camel, Krak des Chevaliers, […]
Camels of the Middle East, Africa & Central Asia The unusual title for my blog post is actually the title of one of my favourite films in the long running series of comedic ‘Carry On’ films that became a much loved staple of UK cinema in the ’50s, ’60s & ’70s. This one had our […]
Having been spoiled rotten by the greatness of Petra, we now headed for the desert and in particular Wadi Rum. Two other guests in our hotel were making the same trip so we shared a 4×4 for the 106 km drive towards Jordan’s southern tip. We were dropped at the bottom of a dirt track […]
Hopefully this Sunday’s photo will make you smile. It was taken at Wadi Rum in Jordan. Aren’t camels just the daftest creatures?
This photo is another from my trip to Jordan. This time it is the Wadi Rum desert, a place of incredible dunes, rock formations and precious silence.