Conquering Jordan's Wadi Rum, which often stands in for the planet Mars in movies

The soft red sand of Umm Ishrin will test your calf muscles. PHOTO: SUZANNE SNG
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JORDAN - Gingerly, I inch across the stone archway, barely a metre wide at its narrowest.

Below me, far, far below me, the famous dusky red sands of the Wadi Rum desert of Jordan undulate and stretch as far as the eye can see.

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