Bedouin Cowboys Of The Jordan Desert

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 Bedouin Cowboys Of The Jordan Desert

Bedouin Cowboys Of The Jordan Desert are traditional and filled with fortitude. These Bedouin Cowboys, like the American Cowboy, have learned how to endure in the harshest conditions. They have no time for the movies, they are busy living in the desert. While many live in Rum Village, where electricity and internet are fully available, the traditional nomadic cowboy of the desert has none of those perks. To him, this beautiful red sand desert is his home. It is where he hangs his hat.

The only thing that moves fast in the desert, are the Bedouin Cowboys. Visitors are awestruck and silent by the magnificent ruins of Petra. The cowboys come from no where and go rushing past. They travel through the deep sand with ease. This is another day in the life of the nomadic cowboy. There is another mountain to climb. Life is harsh here in the desert.

The only “modern” convenience that you quickly see among these Bedouin Cowboys are their old jeeps. When you are in Rum Village the jeeps you see are newer and nicer in looks. But the charm of the old clunky jeep, with peeling paint is not disputable.  The engines purr in this harsh desert, the sand blows, and the jeep weathers. There is no garage for the jeep. It sits among the goat-haired tents with the horses. It has become part of the nomadic lifestyle.

The Bedouin Cowboys are captivating, humorous,  interesting and polite. They greet you with a smile a mile long. When at rest, the are friendly and try to carry on conversations in English. When their break is over, however, they mount their horses and they are off. Survival is a full-time job!  

The Wadi Rum Desert looks and feels like another planet. There is nothing to compare it with on earth. The beautiful red sand is astounding! But it is not long before you realize its other side. To live in the Jordan Desert, is to be able to master the elements. You haul your own water and make a fire to heat it for tea. There is no faucet in the tent. Those beautiful horses have to be cared for. They are magnificent animals. They ride through the deserts with such ease. They are the partners of the Bedouin Cowboy.

The Bedouin Cowboy calls their goat-haired tent in the desert home. Surprisingly, these tents seem cool and comfortable. They are open, with goat-hair hides for roof and walls. They are portable, which is a must for a nomadic people. Life in the desert is peaceful and calm. It has the rhythm of desert life. They rise early, while the desert is cool, resting in the heat of the day. These cowboys are part of the rhythm……the only time they hurry, is on horseback. 

As your adventure leads you through the desert, take a few minutes to get to know the horses of the Bedouin cowboys. These beautiful mares with their wisps of mane are beautiful. Their eyes  are soulful. They look right at you, making eye contact for a brief moment. These are the partners of the cowboys of the desert!

If you are looking for unforgettable adventure, look no farther than Jordan. Their deserts are unforgettable, making an imprint on your life. Engage with the Bedouins, they are friendly and comfortable to be with. And last, but not least, explore the hidden city of Petra. It will put a stamp on your soul. 

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They have a crazy life. As much as I love to be in the wild, their wildness is a whole other level.

hehe why do you say that? Sounds cool.

Well, my wilderness, in Canada I only worry about dangerous animals that I know how to avoid primarily and also how to escape if needed. The bedouin's have their own wild animals to deal with and also dangerous people. They need to cross boarders to follow their traditional lifestyle which is risky these days where all of Canada's wildlife is in Canada with a few exceptions along the USA boarder but people don't need to cross them the way the beduin people do.

Interesting. Why do they need to cross the border? To hunt animals if the animals run across the border? Thanks for being an inspiring Steemian and connecting on here! 🤡 🤠 😏 😒 😞 I hope you have a wonderful day!

Canadians would or should only cross the boarder on roads at crossing points. They most likely won't be crossing the boarder in the wilderness though they could easily do so. We just like going there for shopping and travel, some people work. ^^

Many illegals come into Canada from the USA through the forests.

Really what does the Canadian govt then do when the illegal aliens come there?

they where very outgoing, and seemed to want to talk allot. We had fun and would love to return.

Excellent story, thanks for sharing and taking us to a place that many will never get the chance to visit.

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Captivating story on how they live out in the desert @exploretraveler and the horses sound wonderful, another of man's best friends.

Wow this is pretty cool. Story is captivating

I'm glad I've never had to survive in the desert. Is Petra that town with the architectural shapes carved into the rock? 😀 😃 😄 😁 😆 I hope you have a WONDERFUL day!

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They have a crazy life. As much as I love to be in the wild, their wildness is a whole other level.

great pic Ty for share