Bitches, I’m so good with these titles that I should be a professional movie-title-copywriter. You know what I mean.As promised, here is the second part of my Wadi Rum trip in the Land of Jordania (its not really called that).
Since we missed the sunset (WHICH IS APPARENTLY MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THE SUN RISE), we decided to wake up real early to catch the sunrise. How early you ask
This fucking early. Yes, that is the moon you are seeing. I asked my tent-mate, Tala, if she was sure we couldn’t sleep for another hour or so… I mean, I’m not kidding you when I say that the moon was still shining ever so brightly in the night sky. She said: “Debra, trust me, the sunrise is in 40 minutes.”
This my friend, is the look of trust. All sleepy and bewildered from the morning wake… We had to walk about 20 minutes out, WITHOUT a lantern (using the light of the moon as our guide [fuck yeah that sounds so cool to type]), climb some rocks, and then just wait around in the dark hoping there’s no weird animal/giant insect that would creep up on us.
BOOM! You can only see the how truly red the sands are when its breaking dawn (ANOTHER BOOM FOR A POP CULTURE REFERENCE!). This is truly some impressive physics going on. Its seriously gorgeous though. I kinda wished it stayed this red for just a bit longer.
Look at these bitches being excited about the beauty of nature.
I don’t know where Tala is going. TALA COME BAACK… Oh never mind… Tala is a jaded Jordanian, these wonderful sights of nature is too passe for her…
It was like a fucking oven inside the tent. We fell asleep again right after the whole sunrise escapade, and only to be woken up by the blistering sun baking us alive inside our tents. Seriously, desert weather.
For some reason, I couldn’t sleep at all during my stay. There was something eerie about the complete utter silence of the night. On top of that, I keep hearing something (an animal I hope) scratching the side of our tent. FUH-REEKY. Marie also couldn’t sleep and heard the scratching, proving that I’m not insane and just started to hear things.
However, even with the lack of sleep, we were very productive that day. We even went to Petra to do some mega hiking/sightseeing. Yeah, you can guess what the next post is going to be about :p