Framed against the immense towering sandstone mountains of Wadi Rum, a friendly Bedouin waves hello as he leads his camel squad through the desert. With civilization beginning to creep in on ancient places like this transforming the landscape with hotels, malls & other tourist attractions, rare sights like this are just such a cool glimpse of the rich history this place holds.
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How cool is that having Arabic coffee☕ in the deserted valley in Jordania🇪🇭 ... the silence and emptiness only add to their allure 🐪 #wadirum#CompanionshipGoals 👫
0 231 hour ago
During the filming of Aladdin, @willsmith said "You can just feel the history in the sand." So true! 🧡
Wadi Rum is a protected desert wilderness in southern Jordan. It features dramatic sandstone mountains like the many-domed Jebel Um Ishrin, and natural arches such as Burdah Rock Bridge. Many prehistoric inscriptions and carvings line rocky caverns and steep chasms, such as Khazali Canyon. The natural watering hole of Lawrence’s Spring is named after British soldier Lawrence of Arabia, who allegedly washed there. [Google]
Shots of Wadi Rum in "Lawrence of Arabia" from 1962 kick-started Jordan's tourism industry.
Wadi Rum is home to the Zalabia Bedouin who, working with climbers and trekkers, have made a success of developing eco-adventure tourism as their main source of income. The area is one of Jordan's important tourist destinations, and attracts an increasing number of foreign tourists, particularly trekkers and climbers, but also for camel and horse safari or simply day-trippers from Aqaba or Petra. Its luxury camping retreats have also spurred more tourism to the area. Popular activities in the desert environment include camping under the stars, riding Arabian horses, hiking and rock-climbing among the massive rock formations. All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and Jeeps are also available and new camps have opened that offer accommodation for tourists. [Wiki]
Wadi Rum (Arabic: وادي رم Wādī Ramm, translating either as "Valley of (light, airborne) sand" or the "Roman Valley"—the latter due to the presence of Roman ruins in the area, known also as the Valley of the Moon(Arabic: وادي القمر Wādī al-Qamar), is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in southern Jordan 60 km (37 mi) to the east of Aqaba; it is the largest wadi in Jordan. [Wiki]
Cualquiera diría que estoy grabando una película en esa foto, pero la verdad es que ni yo misma sé cómo logré quedar con aquella pose ¡hahahahaha!
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El del viernes lo titulé #unadominicanaporelmundo con pasaporte ordinario y me enfoqué en darles detalles y colocarles los links de las páginas a través de las que he hecho los procesos y en cuales no he tenido que hacer nada, más que a la llegada tener todo organizado en caso de que el oficial de migración pregunte. Todo enfocado en los que he visitado, no me gusta hablar o recomendar lo que no conozco.
Sé que a veces da pereza iniciar los procesos consulares para poder entrar a un destino, pero entiendo que si existen requisitos debemos enfocarnos en cumplir con lo que sea necesario, quejarse es sinónimo de gastar energías y gastar energías es no disfrutar los momentos.
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• Visado Schengen: Alemania, Bélgica, Francia, España, islandia, Portugal, Grecia, Países Bajos, Hungría, República Checa, Luxemburgo.
• E-Visa: Turquía y La India.
• Los dominicanos no necesitan para: Indonesia, Malasia, Singapur, Colombia, Israel, Perú.
• Tarjeta de turista: Cuba.
• Se necesita para: Estados Unidos, Canadá, Brasil, Marruecos, Tailandia.
• Con visado de Estados Unidos, Canadá o Schengen: México, Sint Marteen, Haití, Curaçao.
• Proceso antes de la llegada y colocación de visado a la llegada: Vietnam.
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Wadi Rum was really cool because there's not much light pollution and you can actually see the milky way with your naked eyes. We were sitting around the fire watching the Bedouins and other guests dance around it after dinner when we were approached by a guide to ask if we wanted to look through the most powerful telescopes in all of Jordan. I've never looked through a telescope before so we said ya.
We were loaded into a truck and taken further into the desert and they put on a presentation using powerful lasers to point out different constellations and stars and then we got to look through the telescopes. We saw Jupiter, Saturn, Andromeda and a few deep space objects I can't remember the name of. It was a really cool learning experience.
We got back to our camp and I decided to try and photograph the milky way. I've never done milky way photography before, it was a trial and error process fumbling around in the dark but this is what I captured.
Petra, Jordan, 2012 📸 #throwbackthursday
I've decided I'm going to start sharing pics from my pre-instagram travels. In my 20's I travelled all over the world upwards of 50 countries. This was when photos were taken for the memory rather than to get likes. So the quality, the framing, the poses, and the outfits may not be instaworthy in today's world but for me they are cherished reminders of a life well lived. So every Thursday I will be posting a picture from somewhere around the world that I was so blessed to travel to when I still had the energy to live out of a suitcase and sleep in a room full of strangers! 😂
This pic was taken by our tour guide on a day trip to the ancient ruins of Petra. I went on a 5 day trip to Jordan with my girlfriends from Emirates and this day was the highlight. I love ancient history and Petra was truly spectacular. There's a reason this is the first of my throwbacks, I am never going to forget it. My tip would be to stay at a hotel close to the ruins so you can do both the daytime and candlelight tours. We stayed near the deadsea so it took a couple of hours to drive each way and we didn't get to do the candlelight tour. Also wear good walking shoes and get there early cuz it is hoooootttttt during the day 🌞
Who remembers taking photos for the memories?
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"We live in a fantasy world, a world of ilusion. The great task in life is to find reality." — Iris Murdoch
Petra ~ The Rose Red City ~ walking through the beautiful Siq followed behind by Phil (my father in law in the golf buggy 🤣). We were left speechless for the better part of the day exploring this beautiful ancient site.
It is so fun watching Phil explore parts of the world, this year for his 80th is his biggest adventure yet! We took him on his first overseas trip 2 years ago, I think it’s safe to say he has the travel bug now 😂 thankfully places like Petra have options for those that aren’t as mobile - the golf buggy was a great choice.
When was the last time you did something for the first time? There is nothing more exciting than a first. The first time trying a new food. The first time in a new country, the first day of school, the first pay check of a new job. The wonder of a first kiss that gives you butterflies even in its memory. 🎆
Even when we've done so much, there are so many first times still ahead of us if we are brave enough to step out of our comfort zones and try something new.