Whether to farming, encroaching suburbs, or high tech campuses, the natural landscape of the Bay Area has changed drastically over the years. Indiscriminate development has rendered many parts of the Bay Area foreign even to its natives. Napa County is no exception. It is one of the counties in California that have been affected by rapid development. One non-profit organization took notice and challenged the status quo. Its mission is to preserve… Read More
Graffiti is always controversial and divisive. Art or Vandalism! Those writings or drawings, sprayed on a wall in big cities have been viewed by some as a form of art that needs protection. Others, on the other hand, believe it’s an act of vandalism thus punishable. But if graffiti moved from the walls of big cities to tree trunks, rocks, cliff surfaces, caves… if it moved to nature paths where many seek… Read More
If you are looking for a place to hike, photograph, surf, or simply bask in the sun, then I have got the place for you. But wait, there is still much more to do!
Whether you are a hiker or a pilgrim, summiting Petra Mountains is an exceptional experience. One Mountain, however, offers the most satisfying experience!
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.
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…. Read More
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… Read More
Temperature is rising, spring is dying, dust is in the air, I find myself humming Hot Town …. Summer in the City …. the back of my neck getting dirty n gritty …. I know it’s time to start exploring new cooling spots for this summer 🙂
Jordan is truly an open air museum; everywhere you turn, there is beauty whether in its diverse landscapes or multitude of archeological ruins. Like any museum, the only way to really appreciate the art is to wander from one masterpiece to the other, pause before the ones that strike a cord and enjoy the emotions and thoughts they trigger. During my exploration of Jordan, I come across many of its most popular… Read More
10/2/2017 Some say, it’s the location of the biblical meteor that hit Earth 10.000 years ago, others argue that it’s a volcanic crater, and then there are those who reject both theories and say that Waqf As Suwwan is a fold came into being due to Earth compressions. Whatever theory you choose to adapt, they are all extremely interesting and worth further investigation. I, however, left all controversy surrounding Waqf As… Read More
13/1/2017 Some say: “Compared to Petra and the Dead Sea, there isn’t much to see in Tafila.” I beg to differ! If you are like me; where off-road adventures or treks to least traveled paths raise your heart beat, then Tafila is definitely for you.
Northern Badia; Safawi Iraqi Border with Jordan 6.1.2017 I left Amman with a hiking team from Jordan early on a Friday heading towards the Northern Badia Desert “Safawi” to see the one and only standing Tree; Al Biqyawiyya, but the desert has more surprises to offer!