My 18 day journey through Egypt and Jordan back in February 2009 was the first time I was exposed to a culture, that at the time, seemed completely alien to my own. Although I had been to destinations such as Mexico, Costa Rica, Europe and much of the Caribbean, these two Countries seemed more brazen and wild! I took a photo of the “Siq” in Petra that is really magical. If you’d like to take a peek…look here!
I managed to go on three “big” trips during 2009. There were family crises happening that I had no control over…so I decided to enjoy myself! For some of my readers, you’ve seen a few of these photos from the past.
These little girls were just adorable!!
While hiking through Petra, Jordan, we encountered this beautiful little girl. I don’t remember if she was selling something or just begging, but I was entranced!
This little boy is the epitome of “boy”! Look at his little goat! It seemed odd to me to find these children up in the Mountains. I was worried they would fall and hurt themselves.
We slept on a Felucca sailboat on the Nile River one night and this young man was one of the crew.
These lovely children were in Amman, Jordan.
These little ones were from Egypt.
So much has happened since then, I feel like a different person now!
- Daily Daydream: Petra, Jordan (daydreamsandshoestrings.wordpress.com)
- A Weekend in Jordan (globalgator.wordpress.com)
- A business deal called marriage (dailynewsegypt.com)
- Petra, Jordan (vivalavisa1.wordpress.com)
- Egypt to increase gas supply to Jordan: Minister (en.trend.az)
- A RISK TO SECURITY? Push to Cancel US Gifts Of F-16s, Tanks to Egypt (foxnews.com)
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“This little boy is the epitome of “boy” Indeed!
You captured those beautiful faces so perfectly! The second photo made me stop and look again – there is something in her eyes, such vivid hope for a sale, a little profit or maybe something else larger ….
It was/is difficult to read her eyes.
Thank you for capturing and showing these wonderful images of our children. I have been where you went and there is true beauty there. In desolation it can shine. These children are our future. Give me one child, one school room, one good teacher and I will give you the world.
What a positive and hopeful way to think! Thanks!!
Lovely photos, I love the last one, if the little boy in orange with his hand on the coloured cement would of put his other on his hip, that would of been perfect. 🙂
Beautiful kids, but what a desolate looking landscape.
There is beauty there also!
I guess I’m judging from a small bit that I could see in the photos. If you’ve been there you would be a better judge of it.
We all should go back to the child in ourselves sometimes – the world becomes a magical place again.
I know exactly what you mean. When I’m in touch with that part of myself (which is a large part)…everything seems possible and magical!
This is beautiful and peaceful, as children and the world should live. When will we stop fighting over land and people? It must begin with these innocent faces. 🙂
Yes…we need peace!