Tag Archives: Sunset

The best posts with photography of sunsets will be included in this section.

Mabul Island diving

My base for diving in the Semporna Archipelago was Mabul Island, a tiny little island. I really loved my time there. Like any island in a beautiful region they have pricey luxury resorts, but they also had SCUBA diving backpacker hostels and bungalows with a great community, and the rest is the local village that’s built on stilts.

You could spend $300 USD per night at the luxury resort and get a beautiful place with privacy, or you can spend $30 with meals included in a great community. I chose the latter. I stayed with “SCUBA-Junkie” and really loved the community of divers.  Pictured below are some of my friends from Denmark, Sweden, and Canada. I kept meeting such great people.

I also spent a night in the village amongst the local community in a “longhouse” hostel – a basic room on stilts for 45 ringgit (~$15) per night.

The diving was impressive and certainly the best I’ve done, but even besides that, the people are what made it a highlight of my trip, and some of my favorite days so far.

Wadi Rum’s breathtaking views

Beautiful Wadi Rum desert in Jordan

We went hiking and camping in the desert of Wadi Rum in Jordan – I never thought a desert could be beautiful until visiting Wadi Rum. Here’s a small sampling of the breathtaking views and scenery:

Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum is a desert valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in southern Jordan, in the Middle East.

The view of the sunset, and the sunrise the next morning was incredible, one of the best I’ve ever seen. The amber colors made for some wonderful photo sessions.

Wadi Rum, Jordan
Views like this make coming back with great photos easy

Wadi Rum, Jordan playing in the desert in Jordan

Wadi Rum is a Unesco Heritage Site – here’s why:

It features a varied desert landscape consisting of a range of narrow gorges, natural arches, towering cliffs, ramps, massive landslides and caverns. Petroglyphs, inscriptions and archaeological remains in the site testify to 12,000 years of human occupation and interaction with the natural environment. The combination of 25,000 rock carvings with 20,000 inscriptions trace the evolution of human thought and the early development of the alphabet. The site illustrates the evolution of pastoral, agricultural and urban activity in the region.

the beautiful desert in Jordan