My trip to Jordan was an adventure. My family and I crossed the border from walking from Israel to Jordan. We went through both Israeli and Jordanian customs and walked through to Aqaba, Jordan. When we walked through the border, we got into a cab and drove to our hotel and stayed in Aqaba for one night. We left first thing in the morning to Wadi Rum, and spent the day in the desert with a guide. He took us through the desert and we hiked on sand dunes, saw ancient scriptures carved on amazing rock formations and spent the night in a Bedouin camp. The bedouin camp was an amazing experience. I remember just laying on the warm sand at night looking up at the sky and thinking I’ve never seen stars so bright. The sky was so clear I could see the Milky Way. There was no electricity, no lights, no people, no buildings- nothing for miles. We were literally in the middle of the desert.
The next morning we went to Petra. It is a symbol of Jordan, as well as Jordan’s most visited tourist attraction. I’ve always wanted to go and was so excited. When you’re there, you feel like you’ve been brought back in time. Petra was built by the Nabataeans around 312 BCE; it was incredible to see an ancient city carved from the mountains.
Jordan is a beautiful country with really nice people. My experience was unique and something I’ve never done before. Being in the desert was so peaceful- I really felt closer to nature and had special moments with a few camels 🙂
Check out my highlights of Jordan in my video below and a few of my favorite pictures from the trip.