Jordanian dating customs

The world we wanted to leave behind is already here waiting for us. We crossed lands which only recently had been rich farms now hardly worth plantingódry and dustyóthe visible effects of global warming.Back in Amman you have the traffic, buses, taxies, and horns.So well run and efficient it is as many as half the tourists who come to Jordan stop here at least long enough to have an excellent meal and do the obligatory camel or jeep ride into the desert.Today, the Bedouin here are not only keepers of sheep and goats, a job mostly for women, but their main income is made from the touristsófat and thin, pale and blistered, in their shorts and knobby knees they come in the thousands, are packed into jeeps and, for a fee, taken about a mile out into the unpaved stark and sweltering desert.

From time to time the Bedouins gathered with their goats and camels and heavy black woollen tents.

Far from slowing down for pedestrians, the cars seem to speed up and always lay on their horns.

Despite the cars, most of the traffic here is either delivery vans, trucks, taxies and buses.

Travelling South of Amman into the desert the road comes to an end at Wadi Rum (where Lawrence of Arabia was filmed).

Here I met yet another contrast, not in space but in time.

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