Solo in Jordan: The Calm of Wadi Rum

It was another early morning start as I fumbled for my belongings in the dark of my hostel room. I had booked a bus with my German roommate to Wadi Rum, and true to form, the bus was 30 minutes late. I was fortunate enough to get a seat, but it seemed that the transit…

Solo in Jordan: Petra, at last

  I thought the rain would hold up. It had been a downpour that morning and then a beautiful clear sky for the most of the trip down. After walking into the visitor’s center, I didn’t think that I would need to be concerned about the rain, but as the temperature dropped, it occurred to…

Solo in Jordan: Getting to Petra

I had set my alarm, packed my bag, and booked my cab. It was dark, with rain pouring steadily as we navigated the empty roundabouts to reach the bus station. I was eager to catch the charter bus south and get to see the famous facades that gained America’s attention in Indiana Jones. Watching the…