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The Hypostyle Hall at Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt.

Karnak Temple – The World’s Largest Open-Air Museum

Karnak Temple in Luxor is both an interesting and photogenic archaeological site. There are so many things to discover here, and in fact, I saw a few people in the area still digging and brushing important stones / relics that could help them understand further on the history of the country. This is a vast open-air […]

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Qasr Al Saneh at Madain Saleh is an ancient Nabatean architectural marvel.

Qasr Al Saneh – A Nabatean Architectural Wonder

When visiting Madain Saleh (in Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk Province), Qasr Al Saneh would be a good place to start to learn about the Nabatean architecture which are richly obvious in the carved tombs you’ll see everywhere around the area. If you’ve been to Petra in Jordan, the architectural wonder you’ll find in Madain Saleh isn’t that […]

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Qasr Al Bint has the largest tomb facade at Madain Saleh (Saudi Arabia).

Qasr Al Bint – Palace of the Daughter or Maiden

The Qasr Al Bint is a group of tombs dedicated to the women of ancient times. It is translated as the “Palace of the Daughter or Maiden.” It has, too, the largest tomb facade in the entire Madain Saleh, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One interesting tomb here is the one occupied and built by two sisters. It […]

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Athleb Mountains at Madain Saleh in Saudi Arabia.

Athleb Mountain – The Skyscrapers of Madain Saleh

Just outside the barbed wire fence of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Madain Saleh in Saudi Arabia, is the towering Athleb Mountain. They’re breathtakingly gorgeous wonder that withstood the burning temperature of the desert. Related Read: Things to do and see at Madain Saleh  Athleb Mountain is just a few kilometres drive away outside Al […]

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The Grand Canyon Sunset at Hopi Point.

Where to watch the Grand Canyon Sunset

I arrived at the Grand Canyon at 2:15 in the afternoon from Flagstaff. The Arizona Shuttle Bus dropped me off at Maswik Lodge and from there I got on the Blue Bus Line to the Grocery Store. I had my late lunch at the cafe inside. Later, I collected the camping equipment I reserved to […]

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Sunrise at Mather Point, South Rim, Grand Canyon

PHOTOS: Grand Canyon Sunrise is Magic

I woke up at 4:15 in the morning. Yes, that early! I left my camp site at 4:35. The first shuttle bus was at 4:30 and I reckoned it’s gonna pass by Mather Campground at 4:45. It turned out, my guess was right. 😜 I was told that there’s no such thing as the best […]

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Getting Lost in the Labyrinth In Camaguey

Getting Lost in the Labyrinth In Camaguey

Camaguey is a labyrinth where a poor map reader can easily get lost. The narrow streets seem identical and they look like endless mazes that seem to bring you back to where you’ve started. Getting lost in this old colonial city, however, offers a curious visitor some old gems that are new to his senses. […]

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Little Petra / The Monastery

The Monastery or Little Petra in Jordan

It seems that the best monuments in the world are tombs. The Pyramids of Egypt, The Taj Mahal in India, The Terracota Warriors in Xian, China, St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and Westminster Abbey in England are all famous sites that honor the dead: Kings, Queens, Emperors, Royals, Pharaohs and Saints. Petra in Jordan is […]

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