Wadi Rum. Jordan. Our driver’s name is Aladdin, pronounced Al-adeen. He lives in Petra.
They filmed the Martian (2015), The Rise of Skywalker (2019), Dune (2021) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962) here.
Just a breathtaking day.
Adam briefly lost his phone, and as we were racing across the desert in the back of the Hilux, i frantically translated on my phone into Arabic, “i think the man with the camel has my phone.”
We enjoyed Jordanian chai tea over a fire, and later had roasted zarb of chicken and lamb at the Bedouin camp.