Originally, I didn't plan to visit Wadi Rum, but my Italian friend(Macro) kept instigating me to go with him (We met in Jerusalem), anyway, still have few days to stay in Jordan, plus no reason extend stay in Petra, so why not! We met one Germany couple who rented a car in Jordan and one Mexican girl. We all jumped on one car and shared petrol fee to Wadi Rum. From Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum is around 3 hours driving. It was my second time to see desert, but first time went into it. there are some of updrafts, are they tornadoes? I met sand storm in Iran, it was terrible experience! When we arrived the first entrance, there are a bunch of locals came to car to ask where do we stay tonight? Looks like they were looking for customers, buuuuut unfortunately, we had reservation already. keeping driving a little forward, we arrived the town and our host was waiting for us. He brought us to his house to have a rest first, it was middle of day, too hot to do desert safari, so we had some simple lunches and short snap for a while.
We started desert safari around 4pm, it would spend around 3 hours until sunset. It is special feeling to sit on the rock and start at unlimited horizon, so calm, so breathtaking, my brain was totally blank, enjoy this magic view, the rock color is a little bit similar with rocks in Petra, colorful as rainbow, mixed with red. Love it so much. I think I can sit there forever, that moment is like just stop, but flew very fast. At night, we had best dinner these few months, and Bedouin old man play their traditional music with special instrument, such an awesome time. After 10pm, all light off, the sky was extremely stunning!!! Hundred thousand stars therem even galaxies are clear, it might spend hundreds years to calculate stars here. Most people took matrix out and put on sand outside, laid down on it, the gorgeous sky is just in front of eyes, staring at stars till the last moment fell into sleep. It was the best day in my Jordan trip, view at day and night are forgettable and so impressive. Compared to Petra, I love Wadi Rum more.