Saturday, 19 January 2013

Wadi Rum

Lawrence's desert vista
Monday 10 December: From Aqaba, Wadi Rum is an easy, if brief, day trip (the last bus back is at midday). So I take the 7:00am bus to ensure that I have time for a two-hour trek up to and around the Seven Pillars of Wisdom rock outcrop.
During the 1917 to 1918 Arab Revolt, British army officer TE Lawrence used Wadi Rum as an operations base and much of the epic movie Lawrence of Arabia was shot on location here. You can just imagine Lawrence's ragtag Arab cavalry charging the fleeing Turkish troops across the desert sands.
Slideshow of Wadi Rum.

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