During our stay in Jordan, we had a chance to visit the Wadi Rum Desert, which was unlike anything I’d ever seen before.
Our dear friend and her family graciously arranged an excursion for us to visit Wadi Rum, Petra and the Dead Sea for about 20 of the guests who arrived from Germany. Our first destination was the Wadi Rum Desert.
It took about four hours for us to get to Wadi Rum from Amman with the tour bus we were on. After a certain point, we got on a Jeep, which took us through the desert to get to our camps.
After settling in, we decided to take a Jeep tour to discover the area. Our guide took us to this desert hill, where we all climbed up to the top. Have you ever tried climbing up a sand mountain? NOT so easy. We were all sweaty, gross and completely covered with sand, but the view was definitely worth it.
I had never, ever seen anything like this before and I was totally fascinated by it. Climbing up the sandstone mountains, stepping through the red sand, riding on a Jeep, camels passing by… I totally felt like an explorer. I really don’t think I’ll ever be able to see a landscape like this anywhere else and I was so, so happy to be there at that moment.
As I visited Wadi Rum, the overwhelming emotion I felt was thankfulness. I was thankful to be able to be in Jordan to see everything I was seeing, with the people I was seeing it with and promised myself that I’d come back here again with Daniel.