Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Blowing Off Petra

At the hotel, there was information regarding tours to the Wadi Rum and I decided to go on one instead of going to Petra as I had been there 6 years ago and I have always wanted to go there. My tour began at 8:30 with the 1 1/2 hour drive to Wadi Rum, followed by a 3 hour jeep tour around the Wadi Rum, then back to Petra by 3 as we were leaving at 4. My interest in it again derives from the fact that it’s from there that Lawrence planned the attack on the Turkish held port of Aqaba on the Red Sea and much of the Arab revolt from encampments in and around the this area. It’s also very beautiful with red sand, large dunes, spectacular rock formations, and Nabatean rock art and water systems.

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