Wadi Rum, Jordan – Part III – Desert Tour – Alameleh Inscriptions

Our second stop was this section of rock carved with petroglyphs and graffiti.  I can’t remember exactly what our guide told us, except that he referred to the markings as graffiti by ancient Bedouin traders. What little information I was able to find on the internet was this: these markings are throughout Wadi Rum. they…

Petra, Jordan – Part IV – The Siq’s Beautiful Sandstone Walls & Its Relics of Petra’s Past

The Siq is 1.2 km long with beautiful, pinkish sandstone walls! Our guide told us that the darker colored areas are the result of wind erosion.  The Jack Sparrow lookalike is a Petra Bedouin! What is amazing is that the road along the Siq is paved. Our guide pointed this out, but I can’t quite…