After some slow preparation and packing I was ready at noon to go to Jordan.
Ameer tried to ride my fully loaded bike and we said good buy.
The border was very close and after a few minutes I reached the Israeli side. I had to pay the export tax of 107 ILS (22€) and was released to go to Jordan.
I got a free visa to Jordan (normally it cost 20€) because they want more visitors to Aqaba. Everybody was very friendly and the most words I would be hering from now on was: „Welcome to Jordan“.
I took the main road to Amman. It was a long climb to 700m and many trucks were using the road.
Two truck driver stopped me, offerd me something to drink and a snack to eat and afterwards gave me a bottle of drinking water.
After 35 km I looked for a place to camp. It was difficult to find something in this desert. I finally settled behind some communication towers.
The next day after 15 km cycling I came across a sign I had to follow.
I heard a lot about Wadi Rum but did not know where it was. It was only 25 km to go so I decided to take the detour and take a look.
At the visitor center a guide approached me and explained what I could do and see. The prices where far beyond my budget and the guide offered me a jeep tour, accommodation, dinner and breakfast for together 45€. That was all I had.
He took my stuff and my bike on his truck and we drove 7 km to the entrance of wadi rum. Some of his family took care of my bike and luggage and we picked up another 2 people for the jeep tour.
The tour was almost three hours long with several stops and some amazing views.
After the tour he brought me to his home and showed me a small room. It was empty and very dusty but he took a broom and cleaned the floor. I set up my tent inside the room and later on he brought me some rice and tomatoes with tea for dinner.
It was not very luxurious, but to see wadi rum was really a experience I don´t want to miss.
Day 328: 35,03 km all: 10.272 km
Day 329: 36,41 km all: 10.309 km