Camping with Bedouins in Wadi Rum

Camping with Bedouin in Wadi Rum, Maison Everett Blog
When Greg’s dad was visiting us, we took a trip back to Jordan to go camping with the bedouins in Wadi Rum (“The Valley of the Moon” in Arabic). If you’ve seen Lawrence of Arabia, this is the place where most of the movie was filmed. Apart from the bedouins and tourists that come to visit, no other inhabitants roam this vast land. We spent the first part of our trip with our guides in the village before riding camels to a natural well…
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After our camel ride we transferred to an old pickup. Our guide drove us around to see all the major sites in the wadi for a few hours…
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And, yes, Remy even napped…just like this! We were laughing, too. It’s amazing how well kids learn to adapt. Not to mention the sun and hiking probably wore him out…Camping with Bedouin in Wadi Rum, Maison Everett BlogCamping with Bedouin in Wadi Rum, Maison Everett BlogCamping with Bedouin in Wadi Rum, Maison Everett Blog
As the sun started to set beyond the peaks, we made our way to the campsite for the eve. Greg, Remy and I shared one of the dark grey canvas tents pictured below. Don’t be fooled, though. No glamping here! The accommodations were as minimal as they come. But that is all part of the experience and we didn’t mind. The long tent situated away from the smaller ones is where we gathered for hot tea (a bedouin custom) and dinner around the campfire…Camping with Bedouin in Wadi Rum, Maison Everett BlogCamping with Bedouin in Wadi Rum, Maison Everett BlogCamping with Bedouin in Wadi Rum, Maison Everett BlogCamping with Bedouin in Wadi Rum, Maison Everett BlogCamping with Bedouin in Wadi Rum, Maison Everett Blog
Wadi Rum is an absolutely gorgeous landscape. Being able to meet the locals, spend time with them and see their way of doing life made it an experience we will not soon forget. This trip may be the one I’m most excited to share with Remy when he gets older. Not every kid gets to say their first camping experience included bedouins and camel rides! Greg likes to joke that Remy will have better stories than our other kids one day;) I just say we’ll have to keep an open mind and continue to say ‘yes’ to opportunities that come our way! 

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