A trip out to Baida

The geological signatures are so very clearly etched on the Jordanian landscape. Walking in nature engages all the senses, but none more than the visual. Go, enjoy Middle Eastern Moments. You’ll be glad you did!

Middle East Moments

Baida (or Bayda) is an area 10 minutes north of Petra and the town of Wadi Musa. It is a great area to explore and there is the opportunity to get off the beaten track, find some peace and quiet and enjoy the tranquility (not so easy in Jordan) whilst taking in spectacular views and rock formations.

A quick trip out to this area last week saw us explore yet another new area and there was no one around. Just the wind whispering in our ears for company and the sun beating down on the rocks to warm us.

Alia and Atef shared a pomelo whilst I indulged my love of nature and photography and took photos of Rocks! Rocks in all shapes, sizes and colours – the wonders and marvels of nature. The rocks were being kissed by the late afternoon sun giving them a gorgeous blush and glow –…

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About Ol' Big Jim

Ol' Big Jim, has been a storekeeper, an embalmer, a hospital orderly, a medical biller, and through it all, a teller of tall tales. Many of his stories, like his first book, New Yesterdays, are set in his hometown of Piedmont, Alabama. For seven years, he lived in the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, Amman, Jordan where he spends his time trying to visit each one of the thousands of Ammani coffee shops and scribbling in his ever-present notebook. These days, you can find him back stateside, still filling notebooks.
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