I accepted a photo challenge from Indah Susanti, which is a combination of two challenges: Black and White 5 Days Photo Challenge and Five Photos – Five stories Challenge. This is Day 4 of the Photo Challenge, the last 3 days I had posted only 1 Black and White photo per day, together with its original colour photograph followed by the story of the picture as part of the Five Story Challenge.
By the end of each post I will invite bloggers to participate in the challenge. Bloggers can decide whether to do both challenges or just one challenge or not do any of the challenges at all. The rules for the 5 Day Challenge are:
On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in B&W only for Black and White Challenge OR in color for Five photos – Five stories Challenge.
Each day invite another blogger friend to join in the fun.
Petra from Above
Today’s story is about my visit to Petra, the ancient Pink City, which I visited in 2011. Unlike the normal way of seeing Petra where one experiences the long and winding walk to the natural rocky cleft (the Siq), this time I was hiking up above through the rocky sand stone mountain, to get a dramatic view of the Khasneh. It took two Bedouin guides to show us the best way, choose the right and easier path and gradually managed to get above the Khasneh to take this picture.
Hiking up the hills around Petra did not take the whole day for us to get up there but only a couple of hours. However I don’t recommend to do this by yourself, you need a Bedouin guide to lead you, otherwise you might get lost between the rocky lime stone mountains off the main route, isolated and nobody will ever find you.
The Challenge Invitation
I invite Alison and Don, a couple of travelers who blog at Adventures in the Wonderland. Unlike normal world traveler/nomads, who are young and single and traveling in their gap year before they look for a normal job or an online job where they finance their travel. Alison and Don have only done this after they are retired. An option to travel when I enjoy reading their blog as in my view they are very brave to be nomads in their sixties and enjoy the world with no obligation to earn money on the road like the young traveler. Lately in their blog they added more and more beautiful pictures of the places they have visited.