Hey Adventurers,

So what’s it like to travel in Egypt like an Egyptian?

I can tell you, it’s not easy, it can be challenging and for sure it will get you out of your comfort zone but its a lot of fun, a lot of exploration, unexpected discoveries and many beautiful encounters with the natives.

Join me  as I continue to get the real taste of magnificent Egypt 🙂

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Egypt is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and rightly so.  The country is literally covered with ancient ruins dating back to the Pharaohs and their magnificent civilization.

But there is more to Egypt than its amazing history. The people, the culture, the diversity, and its current political complexities intrigued me and I wanted to see it like a Native.

I wanted to get an authentic experience, to immerse myself to the core with everything that is Egyptian.

And this is exactly what I did.

Join me as I travel Egypt like a Native, get a real taste of this magnificent country, maybe you will want to do the same 🙂

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Writers, Photographers, Artists ……. Are you looking for inspiration?

Adventurers, Hikers ….. Are you seeking good times in nature?

Rejoice!

California Parks have it all.

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What better way to chill in the summer than hiking in a canyon!

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Whether you are a hiker or a pilgrim, summiting Petra Mountains is an exceptional experience. One Mountain, however, offers the most satisfying experience!

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hereWhereas many perceive the Black Desert as a place of death, I see it rich with life!

With a sturdy 4by4, some extra gasoline, spare tires, water, and the company of experienced friends, I went in an off-road adventure to find out how the Black Desert provided the early settlers with the necessary means of survival. But what I saw surpassed all my initial expectations!

 

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A lot is already said about Jordan’s Jewel; Wadi Rum “the like of which was never created in the land”.  All I can say “if you are looking for a place far from the hubbub of the city, Rum is the place to be”.

What better than a breathtaking landscape with its amazing soothing colors, incredible night sky, and the great company of the Bedouins.

To me, a day in the desert is worth a lifetime in the city.

Enjoy the photos 🙂

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Nabatean Well

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Canal to collect water

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Click here for a photo album from this hike.

Writing & Photography

Samar M. Salma

24/5/2017

PS: This blog reflects my personal opinion and my personal take on many issues. Its not a scientific paper, the information used is based on internet searches and some scholarly articles. Its purpose is to entertain and everything mentioned is open for debate and correction. Content & Photos are copyrighted.

With only two more in the world; Farafra in Egypt,  Lençóis Maranhenses in Brazil, Jordan is home to the third unique white desert in the world.

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Di Taylor and Tony Howard are two adventurers who visited Jordan for the first time in 1984.  They wanted to discover the climbing and trekking potential of this country.  By the time they were done, they have mapped out trekking routes that pass through some of Jordan’s most beautiful locations.

I have consulted their book “Walks, Treks, Climbs & Caves in Al Ayoun Jordan” to hike the densely forested part of Jordan.

The photos I have taken during my hike in Zubia forest, Ajloun in the north reveal the extent of the beauty Jordan is endowed with.

I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I have enjoyed taking them  🙂

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If you look close enough, you will see his legs are caught in a spiders web 😦

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Local bread called Gras Eid

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Honey Shop in Jarash on the way to Amman

 

PS I started this hike from Tibna Village down to Wadi Atat and up again. Coordinates

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Photos are copyrighted.

Writing & Photography

Samar M. Salma

10/5/2017

 

A hike in Jordan in never a sensual experience confined to admiring the beauty of nature. More likely its a hands on learning experience whereby amazing nature & ancient history join to offer a unique experience that stimulates ones senses and mind with every step taken.

My latest hike in Wadi Dana was a case in point. I saw many things; plants, animals, insects, copper, stars and much more. Some things I was able to define, others were new to me, some I still can’t define.

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