May 2010 - Work with the Baida Touristic Society to investigate existing tourism business, infrastructure and potential tourism opportunities for local Bedul Beduin and separately to undertake assessment of interpretation and the visitor offer at Little Petra UNESCO World Heritage Sites ion behalf of the Jordanian National Parks Service.
The Bedul Bedouin inhabit the Petra Basin. Known for its magnificent facades carved in the cliff faces and dating to Nabataean-Roman times, Petra has attracted tourists since the site since 1812.
This was a fascinating project that afforded us the opportunity to live with Bedul Beduin in a traditional camp; sleeping in tents, eating goat, drinking thick, sweet tea and being woken by groaning camel every morning! During our exploration we discovered unrecorded tomb and hunting petroglyphs.