Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, is an interesting site to discover. Not your usual beach, don’t even attempt to do laps because you can’t. The high amount of salt in the sea makes you float – and you shouldn’t spend more than 15 minutes in the water as it could be bad for your skin. Another fun activity to do here is to get mud from the sea bed and lather yourself in it.
The Dead Sea serves as the border for Israel and Jordan. The point where we were standing is the Jordanian side, while the mountain range on the other side (as seen in this picture) is the Israel side.
One of the highlights in one’s Dubai trip is the desert safari. About 1 and a half hours away from the city, the desert safari is a fun, unique experience (especially for us who come from a tropical country). Dune bashing, or the 4×4 track around the sand dunes, I would say is the highlight of the whole desert safari trip. If you easily get dizzy and sick, get hold of a paper bag, you’ll need it.
The Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is a must visit for anyone who is planning to go to Dubai/UAE. It’s the mosque of all mosques. From its sheer size to the amount of detail they have spent doing the interiors, my jaw dropped from start till end. It’s best to come late afternoon until night where you can see the mosque turn from day to night, with wonderful lights illuminating the whole structure/interiors. It’s an amazing site, and a great place to people watch.
One of my bucket lists, I could not contain my excitement the moment I saw Petra. Late in the afternoon, just when the sun hits the adjacent rock, the sunlight bounces to the Treasury, giving it a golden glow, as if the whole structure is actually made of gold. It’s really amazing and no picture can do justice to its grandeur. Just by looking at the people by the columns, you can get a sense of how humongous the structure is. Pretty amazing and I’m glad to have seen it in this lifetime.
Sydney’s most iconic structure, the Opera House attracts hundreds (if not thousands) of visitors everyday. Gladly, we went here the day before the British royal family visited the area, otherwise, we would’ve not gotten a good spot for that iconic opera house shot. And the weather was crazy – from all sunny, to rain showers in just a matter of 30 seconds.