During our time in Jordan, we spent the night in the desert park of Wadi Rum with only a Bedouin guide or two and the stars for company. It was pricey, but well worth it. Because it was the off-season, we basically had 300 square kilometres of desert to ourselves – we only saw one other 4WD all day.
On my RTW trip during the summer of 2010, I met my friend Alicia in Istanbul and we spent the next 46 days travelling overland through Turkey, Syria and Jordan before I headed to Egypt solo to join up with a quick organised tour through upper Egypt.
Read more about this leg of my trip on my Middle East roundup page.