• Sonal

Forget Planet Earth! Just Travel to Mars post COVID season

Updated: Apr 13


Travel to Mars?

Well not exactly to Mars, but you can travel to the Kingdom of Jordan, silly!

Jordan is a safe haven for tourists even today and thanks to its relentless neighbours like #Syria, #Israel and #Iraq .. its tightly sealed borders have made the place relatively safe even in COVID times!

Of course its the Alien landscapes, the food, the UNESCO sites and finally the dead sea soaks that make Jordan a popular tourist destination through the year!


Enjoy my Top 5 movies filmed in Jordan..... so you can enjoy the Classics and the Landscapes 'twogether'!

Most are filmed in #WadiRum, Wadi Rum is called the Valley (Wadi) of the moon!

The versatile Valley or Wadi Rum with its rugged mountains, color changing sand dunes that literally fly and shift position daily has a distinct unearthly appeal and is ideal as an alien planet or even Mars ..

Let us see how Hollywood and Bollywood has taken advantage of this rugged no man's land ..


MOVIE NO 1 : THE LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

Genre: Action

Location : Wadi Rum


This Classic Movie is a true Story of World War I.The Arab allies accompanied by British soldiers fended off the attack of Arabia by mighty imperialist Turkey!

One of the most prolific of the British attackers was a young army officer named T.E. Lawrence. By his count, Lawrence personally blew up 79 bridges along the railway, that was to be the critical link in the Turks conquering Arabia. Becoming a war hero who remains one of the most iconic figures of the early 20th century.

Do watch #TheLawrenceofArabia on #Netflix to appreciate stark Wadi Rum through the eyes of Director David Lean



MOVIE NO 2. Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (1989)

Genre :Thriller

Location:The UNESCO site of #Petra


#HarrisonFord with his droopy eyes plays Indiana Jones and our forever Bond, Sean Connery, plays his sarcastic father! Directed by Steven Spielberg. When archaeologist #IndianaJones learns that his father Dr Henry Jones has disappeared while looking for the Holy Grail, he sets out to look for his father.


The Grail, it turns out, resides in the ‘Canyon of the Crescent Moon’, in actuality, Al Khazneh, the so-called ‘Treasury’ of the rock city of Petra in the Edom Mountainsof southwest #Jordan.


Situated between the #Red Sea and the #Dead Sea and inhabited since prehistoric times, the rock-cut capital city of the #Nabateans, It was called the Treasury, is partly carved and partly natural rock cave. It is approached through a narrow pssage called a Siq.

The Siq is lined with candles in late evening for a 'Petra by night' light and sound show.


Mee Time's Jewels of Jordan Tour also has an additional activity called #ThePetraKitchen where you can cook and sample Jordan's culinary treasures under the guidance of a Master Chef! I find this activity more 'women only tour' friendly as it is truly touching to see women laugh, cook and binge on their communally prepared food!

Jewels of Jordan Tour for women travellers will re-open sometime in September, do Call and Check for bookings. For family or custom bookings, Call Mee personally and i shall give you a handcrafted tour that suits your tastes!


MOVIE NO 3 : THE MARTIAN (2015)

Genre : Out of Space Adventure

Location : Wadi Rum




The pictures speak for themselves!

To your left is a NASA image of Planet Mars & to your right are 2 images of Wadi Rum as pictured in '#TheMartian'


Less than a two-hour drive from Petra, Mee Time Holidays' Signature Jewels of Jordan Tour takes you to Wadi Rum on a 4x4 drive through Martian like landscape ending in a spectacular sunset!

The Bedouin style luxury tent are our night halt under the milky way!


MOVIE NO 4 : Krish 3

Genre : Bollywood Drama

Location in Jordan : Wadi Rum! you guessed it!

This time by Rakesh Roshan ..doing the song and dance that only Bollywood can pull off! Get a glimpse of Wadi Rum alongwith Cyborg #Kangana and handsome hunk #Hrithik



MOVIE NO 5 : Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2017)

Genre : Star wars

Location in Jordan : Wadi Rum again!


A small desert moon frosted by a permanent winter, Jedha is home to one of the first civilizations to explore the nature of the Force. At one time a world important to the Jedi Order, Jedha serves as a holy site for pilgrims from across the galaxy who seek spiritual guidance. Now, the Empire occupies Jedha, and a prolonged battle between Imperial forces and scattered Rebels carries on in the timeworn streets.


You can pretend to stand on this rock and pretend be #Yoda in Jedha

while you stay overnight in your bedouin style tent and visit Wadi Rum on a 4x4 wheel safari with Mee Time's Jewels of Jordan Tour


During Mee Time's Signature Jewels of Jordan tour you will see all of this in a 8 days immersive, small group tour of like minded well read women.. For a family tour or to enjoy solo Call Mee and I shall handcraft a program that suits your tastes.


EXTRA VIDEOS FOR THOSE WHO ARE FASCINATED BY ANCIENT AND UNEXPLAINED HISTORY AND CIVILISATION



JORDAN - OUT OF THIS WORLD!

USE HEADPHONES FOR A SOUL STIRRING SPECTACLE



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