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Desert at Wadi Rum  
   

Desert at Wadi Rum

Desert, driving and drivel

January 12th 2012
Geo: 31.9494, 35.9329We started this morning from Petra and drove about one hour to Wadi Rum. This is a national park in the middle of the desert. The scenery is spectacular. We transferred to a 4 wheel drive (which had seen better days) and headed into the sand amongst the rocky mountains. Wadi Rum means Valley of the High Mountains and it is certainly that. There are many high sandstone mounta ... read more
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