Jordan Series - The Hidden World Natural Wonder!

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Doskinas @doskinasFebruary 2019 · 3 min read

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The night in the Aladdin desert (Wadi Rum) was peaceful. We woke up at around 7 Am to have Bedouin breakfast. Which included eggs, pita bread and hummus served with super sweet tea. For which I have already developed a taste for. At least one of us. It was served in the guest tent, the same one we had our dinner last night. Today is the last day in the desert for us. Today we will explore the fabled Wadi Rum with the camps chiefs brother who will lead us across the desert to see the marvels of Wadi Rum.

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From misty red dunes to painting like passages dotted with rocks and mountains. To see the ancient hieroglyphics left by Nabataeans, the fabled T.E. Lawrence House, the canyons and naturally formed phenomena the arks, wind polished stones, and most importantly the serenity that the desert brings.

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When we left our camp the visage of the desert was glimmering red in the morning light of the sun flanked by an avenue of cliffs. The surrounding cliffs looked like large rocks formed from wax that are constantly melting during the day and hardening during the night. Creating spectacular formations and valleys that morph into a magnificent gallery of sound and illustration. The hollowness of the desert at times dampers all sounds around you and at other times with the help of the wind magnifies all sounds around you – from the sand grinding against each other to the rustling of the leaves to the sound of the conversation.

No matter the spot we went to explore the serenity and the beauty followed us.

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The final moment, the final stop we had was to say goodbye to the sun on one of the wax-like mountains. We overlooked the valley waiting for the sunset enjoying the sunlight playing on the red sand with a witchery uncommon to the modern world. We sat on the rock, admiring the glorious luster of the desert. The dale fell confessional quiet. I had an alleluia moment then and yearned for a time when the world was young. However, I was more than happy for the friends and girlfriend I have now to share the beauty of the world.

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With a sigh, I got up and forged my way towards our guide who has been waiting by the carriage to take us back to the camp for one final night in this magical desert. It was a place with an eldritch beauty all of its own. I resolved to return one day to this paradise.

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Such incredible beauty! All those rock formations are fascinating. I can see why you loved being there. I love tea.... But I'm not sure that I could develop a taste for it super sweet!


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Hahah. The tea is like coffee you develop taste for it over time :D.


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What an awesome gallery of fascinating photos! If I was there I would probably take thousands photos as well :) I can't even pick up a favorite as there are so many. I like that you have plenty of them with your friends as well. When you look at them in some years you'll have some beautiful memories to talk about..

How warm was it there? It looks VERY HOT!

Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend!


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Yeah thousands of photos were taken! By each! Regarding pictures with friends and myself, I started doing it after I have read a post a while back. How when you are old the scenery won't be the most interesting picture but the one that you are in.

While the weather was ok 24 maybe we went there in November :).


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Those photos are fantastic! What a fabulous scenery!
Many thanks for sharing, @doskinas!


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It is. Thats why I said that this place is a hidden world natural wonder :)


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It sure is, but it looks very arid, too! Not a good place to get lost, for sure.


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True:D. Unless you are Bear Grillz and aint afraid to sleep in a camel carcass to survive the dessert storm haha


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This is lovely..... Great shot!


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doskinas
Doskinas @doskinasFebruary 2019

Thank you. With the help of 3 different cameras we were able to share this wonder!


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Thank you


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I'm more of an ocean person than desert, but what a spectacular spot that is! The rocks are such an unusual sight in all that sand. It looks very hard to walk on and I am sure you were glad to have the camels.

Lucky you to get there, and thank you so much for sharing it here on steem.


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We were in November and it rained a while back so the sand was still kinda hard. So it wasnt that bad. The hardest hike was up the dune there the sand was soft and loose :).

While camels might have helped we used a jeep was faster hehe.


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Oh! Well a jeep would be better. I was looking at the footprints and thinking I would not make it!


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I would have loved some on foot exploration. But this time we were pressed for time. There are way more to explore than a jeep tour. But I am happy I got to experience that.

It took us 15 min maybe to get to the top of the dune... Not an easy hike climbing up the loose sand hill hahah


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beautiful.!!


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Thank you!


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Khaimi @khaimiMarch 2019

Wow... I want to playing there. Wonderful. In bahasa indonesia we say "Keren".


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Keren meaning?


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Great pictures
The desert has a beauty all of its own


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Yes it does!


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What an adventure! These photos are absolutely stunning, I’m in awe 😍

They have a very film feel to them, love everything about them.


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It was an adventure! I think in recent years this was my most favourite place.


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