After we dined some delicious Jordan food in Wadi Musa we headed to Petra to be part of a show called Petra by Night. At first we thought this would be another tourist trap. Things are often different from what we expect, this time for the better. We entered the Siq in total darkness, only guided by an endless trail of candles. We couldn't see what we stepped on, but it felt like irregular small stones. The walk was made in silence, listening to our own breath and steps. After a while a soft music reached our ears. We let ourselves be led by the peaceful melody until we reached the treasure. We sat on the ground and traveled back in time a thounsand years.
Can you imagine yourself exploring these ancient gorges? Would you just take a selfie? Or maybe you'd take your time and swallow the whole experience. Would you feel the eroded sandstone by the ages with your hands? Would you stop and just listen to the silence? Would you stop and think of the different beings that crossed this narrow path? Please, don't tell me that you would just take a selfie!
How impressive are these little, sturdy and gentle donkeys? They carry tourists and bedouins up and down the stone stairs of Petra. How impressive are they when they carry not a skinny bedouin but a fat tourist weighting probably the same as them? 🐴 💪
Exploring the unusual rocky formations of Wadi Rum desert. We're more fond of forests, but in a way the desert is unbeatable: the silence, the peace. If you focus enough you can hear your own breath.
We start this year with a photo of Sofia exploring the amazing Wadi Rum desert. Happy New year everyone. Let's make it full of adventures and shared memories. :)
The amazing Wadi Rum. Can you imagine crossing these badlands riding a camel without any kind of GPS?
am I a beautiful goat, or what? Have you ever seen a goat with such big ears?
Jordan is not all about drought. Jordan is also about beautiful canyons with fresh and cool water.
This is me, in Petra, exploring the wastelands. They call these kind of places wadi, meaning valleys and ravines which are very dry the whole year except when it rains and they're flushed with dangerous floods. Please, have a great weekend :)
Jordanian girls taking selfies in Amman.
Sofia (@lost_in_beijing) heading to the Monastery in Petra. Have a great week :)
You can count with your fingers the number of trees in Wadi Rum desert. This is one of them...