Who and where • Al and Joan Wentz of Edwardsville in front of entrance to the Captain’s Desert Camp, Wadi Rum, southern Jordan.
The trip • Aqaba, Jordan, was a port-of-call during a four-month world cruise with Holland America Lines. An excursion to Wadi Rum, where “Lawrence of Arabia” was filmed, allowed the couple to drive over the sands of the immense desert.
Travel tip • Dress for sun and sand. Good shoes a must. The truck ride is bumpy and might aggravate pre-existing back pain, but there is a camel option.
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