Wadi Rum is a gorgeous pink sand desert, with weird rock formations, narrow canyons with ancient inscriptions, dunes and rock bridges.
We slept in a Bedouin tent, were served fragrant sage tea by locals wearing traditional dress who own camels, smelt frankincense and myrrh, and met a hedgehog.
Petra is Moses’ spring, and an ancient camel caravan trading city in the desert. On the way here were Bedouin tents, camels and olive groves.
Walking through a deep, narrow, winding gorge, we came upon this structure, carved into the rock.
The cardamom coffee and mint tea are divine!
We wandered the alleys, passing shops displaying dates, spices and scarves, then settled down for felafels and homous.
Our balcony affords a view of Amman’s sand coloured buildings, tumbling down the hill to the road of honking cars, blaring Arabic songs, and the call to prayer.