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Rex catches his first glimpse of the Jordanian desert from the air
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Rex looks at one of the numerous pools on the Kempinski grounds and thinks this will do just fine.
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Rex soaks in the luxury of the Kempinski Hotel at the Dead Sea
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Rex arrives at the Dead Sea
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Rex looks over the Dead Sea. At 400m below sea-level, this is the lowest place on earth, and the hypersaline lake is almost 10 times saltier than the ocean.
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Rex learns how to have a Natural Black Mud experience - Dead Sea style.
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Rex enjoys a Dead Sea mud bath. Rich in magnesium, sodium and potassium, the mud is known for its healing and rejuvenating properties. After 60 million years of being in his skin, Rex feels invigorated almost immediately.
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Rex floats on the Dead Sea.
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Rex learns how to make sand bottle art with a variety of bright colours
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Sand art is an ancient tradition in Jordan and Rex tries his hand at mixing coloured sand together
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Rex hangs with some camels
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Rex tries to chat up a Jordanian lady
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Rex marvels at the grand buildings
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Rex checks out the map at the entrance to the Baptism Site along the Jordan River... and realises he could have come by chopper.
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Rex looks across the Jordan River, on his way to the baptismal site of Christ
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Rex is at the place where Jesus was baptised. #baptisimsite.com
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Rex sees the light at the baptismal site of Christ
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Rex at the baptismal site, where Christ was baptised by John the Baptist more than 2000 years ago
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Rex walks down to the baptism site.
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Rex at the Jordan River
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Rex stands at the Jordan River, the banks of Israel only a few metres behind him
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Rex is overwhelmed by the beauty of the stone churches along the Jordan River.
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Rex looks over the Dead Sea, 50km long and 15km wide, nestled in the Jordan Rift Valley
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Rex grips onto the back of a bakkie as he starts his adventure into Wadi Rum. Also known as the Valley of the Moon, it is the largest wadi in Jordan, a deep valley cut into the sandstone and granite rocks in Southern Jordan
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Rex gets friendly with a camel out in the desert
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Rex looks over ancient inscriptions carved into the rocks; Wadi Rum has been inhabited by many human cultures since prehistoric times, with many cultures leaving their mark in the form of rock paintings, graffiti, and temples.
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Rex in Wadi Rum
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Rex looks out across Wadi Rum, the filming location for Laurence of Arabia and the Martian.
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Rex gets ready to sand-board down a giant sand dune in Wadi Rum
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Rex looks over the rocky mountains of Petra.
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Rex looks up at the Rock Bridge of Um Fruth, a naturally formed bridge more than 15m above the ground.
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Rex contemplates life and his endless blessings as the sun sets in Wadi Rum.
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Rex looks across the desert of Wadi Musa before arriving in Petra.
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Rex begins his adventure into Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
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Rex walks through the perfectly carved corridors between the rocks, following the footsteps of his life-long hero, Indiana Jones.
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Rex wanders through the stone canyons as he enters Petra.
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Rex sees the Treasury through the opening of a cave. Petra is also known as the Rose City due to the red colour of sandstone that the spectacular buildings are carved out of.
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Rex poses in front of the Treasury. Known as Petra's most famous site, the Treasury was built more than 2000 years ago by the Nabateans, a once-nomadic Arab tribe, and was a statement of their wealth. While simply an empty tomb built for a Nabatean king, people believed that the urn carved in the centre contained hidden gold, hence its name.
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Rex looks up at the carvings of the Treasury, an interesting mix of Nabataean, Roman and Greek influence.
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Rex enters the steps of the Treasury.
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Rex gets friendly with a camel at Petra.
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Rex looks out over the royal tombs carved into the landcape, visions from the past overwhelming his thoughts.
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Rex poses in one of the naturally carved holes in the sandstone mountains.
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Rex overlooks the southern side of Petra.
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Rex looks up at one of the hundreds of sites in Petra - royal tombs carved into the rocky landscape.
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Rex looks out over the amphitheatre in Petra, built as a viewing point for the stone tombs carved into the surrounding rocks.
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Falafel Rex #vegetarian
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Rex enjoys one of his favourite meals... homemade falafels with tahini and chilli.
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Rex looks across the rocky outcrop surrounding Little Petra.
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Rex enters Shobak Castle, the crusader castle built in 1115 to oversee the pilgrimage and caravan routes from Syria to Saudi Arabia.
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Rex discovers inscriptions in rock more than 1000 years old.
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Rex the archaeologist.
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Rex looks at ancient ruins in Shobak Castle, relics from the Crusades coming to life before him.
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Finally, Rex finds a pair of boots that fit.
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Rex enjoys a strong morning coffee and plate of Jordanian dates to start the day.
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Rex looks over the mountains and valleys near Dana village, a 500-year old village tucked into the landscape.