Far from the Madding Crowd; Wadi Rum

A lot is already said about Jordan’s Jewel; Wadi Rum “the like of which was never created in the land”.  All I can say “if you are looking for a place far from the hubbub of the city, Rum is the place to be”.

What better than a breathtaking landscape with its amazing soothing colors, incredible night sky, and the great company of the Bedouins.

To me, a day in the desert is worth a lifetime in the city.

Enjoy the photos 🙂

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Nabateans Well

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Canal to collect water in the desert

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Dune Buggy

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Best food ever “Zarb” Lamb meat cooked in underground sand oven

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Night with the Bedouins

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Writing & Photography

Samar M. Salma

24/5/2017

 

Zubia Forest, Ajlun

Di Taylor and Tony Howard are two adventurers who visited Jordan for the first time in 1984.  They wanted to discover the climbing and trekking potential of this country.  By the time they were done, they have mapped out trekking routes that pass through some of Jordan’s most beautiful locations.

I have consulted their book “Walks, Treks, Climbs & Caves in Al Ayoun Jordan” to hike the densely forested part of Jordan.

The photos I have taken during my hike in Zubia forest, Ajloun in the north reveal the extent of the beauty Jordan is endowed with.

I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I have enjoyed taking them  🙂

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His last photo

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If you look close enough, you will see his legs are caught in a spiders web 😦

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goat grazing

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Local bread called Gras Eid

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Honey Shop in Jarash on the way to Amman

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PS I started this hike from Tibna Village down to Wadi Atat and up again. Coordinates

Writing & Photography

Samar M. Salma

10/5/2017

 

Hiking Wadi Dana Trail

A hike in Jordan in never a sensual experience confined to admiring the beauty of nature. More likely its a hands on learning experience whereby amazing nature & ancient history join to offer a unique experience that stimulates ones senses and mind with every step taken.

My latest hike in Wadi Dana was a case in point. I saw many things; plants, animals, insects, copper, stars and much more. Some things I was able to define, others were new to me, some I still can’t define.

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