Middle Eastern Moments: The Landscapes

We’ve talked about the crumbling ancient ruins, the flavourful foods and the incredibly hospitable people. In this post, you’ll see some landscapes that you probably thought could never exist in the Middle East. When people think of this area of the world, they typically envision miles and miles of dry deserts. Which is true, but there are also some lush, green mountainous areas, oases dotted throughout sand dunes, ancient forests and salty seas. Here are some of our favourite landscapes from our journey through the Middle East.

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The interesting Marioland/Flintstones formations of Cappadocia, Turkey.
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Salty & stunning. The lowest point on Earth is the Dead Sea, Jordan.
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The oldest documented forests in history! The Cedars at the Al Shouf Cedar Reserve, Lebanon.
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Hiking through the dry landscapes of the Valley Of The Kings, Luxor, Egypt.
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The massive dunes of the Great Sand Sea, Siwa, Egypt.
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The lush mountains of the Qadisha Valley with snowcapped mountains in the distance. Lebanon.
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Reflections on the Nile River. Sailing from Aswan to Luxor, Egypt.
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The massive “mushroom” formations of the western deserts in Egypt.
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Enjoying a sunset and sheesha pipe at the Siwa Oasis, Egypt.
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The rocky, pink coloured canyon walls of Wadi Mujib, Jordan.
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The perfect place for a picnic. Qadisha Valley, Lebanon.
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The pyramids of the Black Desert in Egypt.
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Enjoying a view of the mountains. Petra, Jordan.

We’ve hiked over the Valley Of The Kings to see aerial views of the Hatsheput Temple. We’ve waded through a river and climbed up a waterfall at Wadi Mujib. We’ve hiked through some of the most ancient forests in the world and felt like a cork bobbing in the Dead Sea. We’ve sand-boarded in the Great Sand Sea and enjoyed numerous sunsets from our felucca boat on the Nile River. The Middle East has a beautiful variety of landscapes just waiting to be explored by the intrepid traveller. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there!




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Middle Eastern Moments: The Landscapes

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Dariece Swift

Dariece is a co-founder of Goats On The Road, and an expert in saving money, finance management, building an online business and of course... travel. She loves meeting new people, trying new cuisines, and learning about the unique cultures of our world. She has over 10 years of experience helping others to realize their travel dreams and has worked in numerous jobs all over the world to help pay for travel. Her advice about long-term travel, remote work, and location independence has been featured on the Lonely Planet, CNN Money, Business Insider and Forbes. Learn more about Dariece Swift on the Goats On The Road About Us Page.

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