When you are in Jordan and Egypt you can camp and travel with a bedouin tribe. Many tribesmen work and live out of the caves surrounding Petra, making their livelihoods offering camel rides, Donkey rides, trips to the desert, and selling food and jewellery.
The bedouin we met, Ali, gave us this saying:
"The Bedouin are as strong as the desert;
Soft as sand;
Quick as the wind;
Check out the wikipedia article on Bedouin
Also, a site documenting Bedouin life in Petra specifically The Bedouin Tribes of Petra; which the photo above is courtesy of [the tea he is drinking is bedouin tea which we enjoyed in Petra and in Egypt, it is a sweet black tea with dried sage leaves....it is delicious!].