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Tag: nature

Chilly Wadi Rum

With soft, reddish sand, Wadi Rum is a popular backdrop in Hollywood movies to portray other planets. Scenes from Matt Damon’s The Martian was filmed in Wadi Rum. In January, it is chilly and the wind whips the sand around making it seem like Wadi Rum could be very similar to a Mars climate. The smooth sand makes an excellent medium for sand angels and practicing cartwheels. Most tourists will either hike, ride a camel, or take a 4×4 ride through the desert to see the rock formations. A night, there are desert camps with tents and strange pods for Read More

Dana Biosphere Reserve and Little Petra

In an effort to break up a long drive from the Dead Sea to Petra, Dana Biosphere Reserve was a great place to hop out of the van, hike for a few hours, eat a picnic lunch, and keep on trucking towards Petra. The Dana Biosphere Reserve hike was the most fun hike of the whole trip because we were able to scramble up rocks and meet a whole bunch of sheep and a few shepherds. It was a bit windy and chilly so all my warm clothes made another appearance. I did not think Jordan was going to be Read More