Following in the Footsteps of Lawrence – Society Trip to Jordan

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Outside the railway station at Mudawarra

At the beginning of March 2016, an intrepid group of travellers from the T. E. Lawrence Society set off with expedition leader James Dyer, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, for a trek around Jordan in the footsteps of T. E. Lawrence.

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Outside the ruins of the so-called Lawrence House at Wadi Rum

The group stayed at traditional Bedouin camps and camped
out in the open while following some of Lawrence’s route towards Aqaba.

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Rock formations at Wadi Rum known as the Seven Pillars of Wisdom

The scenery was amazing and the group enjoyed good weather.

No trouble at all was experienced in Jordan. Everyone found it peaceful and the Jordanian people lived up to their tradition of welcoming hospitality. At
every meal, the plates overflowed.

It was quite an experience and all the travellers felt that bit closer to Lawrence, having followed part of his route, roughing it as much as they could.

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The fort at Aqaba
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Wadi Rum