Kirgor

Kirgor

Kirgor

These are my journeys and stories, hope you enjoy them😊




Middle East » Jordan June 10th 2010

Life is not Black and White, but these pictures are.... read more
The mosque
Amman
Amman

Middle East » Jordan » South » Aqaba June 10th 2010

Four days have passed and we have reached the south of Jordan, Aqaba at the red sea. After warm and long days in the desert it was time to treat ourselves with a nice dip in the crystal clear water. I've been to Eilat twice and I have always been able to see Jordan from far, but now I was in Jordan looking at Israel and Eilat. It was a funny feeling. We were sitting on the beach in Aqaba, to the left we could see a city belonging to Saudi Arabia (walking distance), across the sea were the mountains of Sinai in Egypt and to the right, in the bay, was Eilat, Israel. It's a weird feeling knowing we can't go to the left (Saudi Arabia) and the people to the right (Israel) can't come ... read more
Two arab women

Middle East » Jordan » South » Wadi Rum June 9th 2010

The third destination was the spot where the movie Lawrence of Arabia was filmed, not because of the scenery, but because this was actually the place where Lawrence based his operatioins during the Arab Revolt of 1917-18. Yes, I did get this information from wikipedia, I never saw the movie of heard of this guy before I came to this place. Here's the description of Wadi Rum as one of the Worlds greatest deserts: Wadi rum is an outstanding desert landscape. Sheersided mountains of sandstone and granite emerge from open valleys to reach heights of over 1700 meters; and narrow canyons cut deep into the mountains, often concealing ancient rock drawings. This remarkable landscape is now a protected area covering 720 square kilometers and available for everyone to explore and enjoy! And boy did I enjoy ... read more
Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum Camels

Middle East » Jordan » South » Petra June 8th 2010

Destination 2 in the country to the East was Petra. I never heard of this place before I came to Israel, people (meaning tourists) talk about this place and also travel to this place. I believe that not one person in my class had not seen Petra, it's fairly easy to reach from Eilat. I offcourse took the other way, I came from the North. Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was discovered by a swiss explorer in 1812. It used to be the capital city of the Nabiteeans around 6th century BC. Petra means Rock in Greek and Petra is also known as the Rose-Red City because of the colours of the rocks, which are red:) hehe. Me and Catalina arrived in Petra (New) City in the afternoon and looked around for hostels. ... read more
Preparing to hike
Map of Petra
Petra rocks in the morning

Middle East » Jordan » North » Amman June 7th 2010

Destination 1: Amman On the 7th of June early in the morning I travelled to Nazareth with my friend Catalina (classmate from Germany), we had booked a bus from Nazareth to Amman, Jordan. It takes about 4-5 hours to Amman, this is including the hour you spend at the border. It was not that cheap actually crossing the border, when you leave Israel you need to pay at the border and in Jordan you need to pay when you enter the country. The way there is therefore expensive, while going back to Israel again costs nothing:) A funny fact: At the border the bus changed its numberplates from israeli to jordanian. So we reached Amman, with no map and no clue (always an exciting feeling). we asked a cabdriver to get us to the Rainbow street ... read more
Amman
Amman
Amman

Middle East » Israel » Haifa District » Haifa May 16th 2010

The winter has past and spring time has begun! Spring time here is very beautiful, its green everywhere and the trees look absolutely amazing, filled with flowers and colours. Its about 30 celsius degrees now a days. Almost to hot to be outside, the shade is definitely my favourite spot, but that is maybe because Im still wearing jeans and tshirts. I think im in denial, I dont want the heat to come just yet. Im still in the University and I still have schoolwork, so the whole summer feeling isnt helping much. In beginning of June I have my final exam and only after this will I accept the summer being here and will I start going to the beach more often and walk around in shorts and a top, go eat lunch outside and ... read more
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Middle East » Israel » Jerusalem District » Jerusalem April 5th 2010

The last stop of the trip was in the capital city, Jerusalem. We stayed at friends here and spent a lovely day walking around in the city. We visited the christian area outside the old city, went to see the grave of Oskar Schindler in the christian cemetery and then walked our way down towards the old city and the wailing wall. Because it was a holy day (end of pessach) we were not allowed to take pictures at the wall or write notes to put inside the wall. Why is this? Because you are not supposed to do any physical work on a holy day (incl. shabbath). Taking a picture for example, means u have to push a button, and pushing buttons is not allowed. Also using a pen to write a note is not ... read more
Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Jerusalem

Middle East » Israel » South District » Ein Gedi April 4th 2010

While hiking up the Masada and in the wadis of Ein Gedi we camped and slepped at the Ein Gedi Beach at the Dead Sea during the nights. After two days of hiking we spent the third day at the beach, relaxing, covering ourselves in mud and floating in the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is really something special, the water is SUPER salty and it feels a little oily. Very weird to touch and it feels weird on the body when you get up from the water again. Here are the rules before entering the water: - don't shave 2-3 days before you go in the water - the smallest scratch will sting and burn, so watch out - make sure you don't put your head under water or get a single drop in your ... read more
The dead sea
The dead sea
The dead sea

Middle East » Israel » South District » Ein Gedi April 3rd 2010

We woke up early in the morning to be the first to arrive at the national park of Ein Gedi. It was about 15-20 minutes walk from the campingsite (Ein Gedi Beach). When we arrived, around 7am, we saw alot of hyraxes and ibexs walking around the entrance and on the parking lot, this was fun:) We entered the park as the first ones which allowed us to have all the views and pools for ourselves, it was also not as hot to hike, like the day before in Masada. Ein Gedi has two wadis, we started with Nachal David, which was definitely my favourite out of the two. This wadi had alot more small pools and waterfalls and nice parts to climb. After a beautiful walk through Nachal David - 2-3hours - we walked to ... read more
Ein Gedi - morning
Ein Gedi - morning
Ein Gedi - morning

Middle East » Israel » South District » Masada April 2nd 2010

During my Summer Ulpan in August we read something about Masada and since that moment I really wanted to go there. The story of Masada is very interesting and unique. In 66 CE there was a war between the romans and the jews. The jews fled to this mountain in the dessert and made a place for the to live. The romans tried to conquer the village, but they failed several times because of the location. They lived on top of a steap mountain, with views all around. The romans were not able to climb the mountain or attack it from the ground. While climbing up the Masada mountain (now they have two paths: the hard one (snakepath) and the short one) you can see ruins of the roman camps that stayed at the foot of ... read more
The mountain
Beginning the climb
The nature




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