Wadi Rum is known as the valley of the moon. Its an appropriate name considering the area looks like something from outer space. A wide open space with towering peaks that stretch outward into the desert. You really could be on another planet.
Petroglyphs from the Nabatean era adorn the giant walls. One of my favorite is the foot prints next to the two people.
The shapes the wind has carved into the rocks is what makes nature so marvelous. My purpose here is to observe… and imagine times past when Prince Faisal Bin Hussein and T.E. Lawrence based their headquarters here during the Arab Revolt against the Ottomans in World War.
To imagine sleeping in this most extreme of places with the intriguing Bedouin people, as you wrapping yourself tightly against the whipping wind and cold rain. Imagine being next to that person who created those footprints in the rock. Looking up at the billion of stars on those clear bright nights.
I really wanted to have been able to spend a few nights under the stars here, running wild with my imagination. Wadi Rum was so much more than I was able to take in during that short visit. Perhaps one day I’ll return to experience the magic again.
My journey to Wadi Rum was kindly sponsored by The Jordan Tourism Board.