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Day Tour in Red Sand


There's a quote I read about traveling and taking photos. And it goes something like this:  

"A journey without pictures is a journey half traveled."

I remembered that quote because I wanted to explain why I post many pictures of our trips or experiences here. That quote is my ground for doing so. I also wanted to show how far or how wide I have explored a certain place or how little I know about it. Sometimes, when people ask where I went, I just open the gallery on my phone and show them my pictures. I always let the photos do the talking.

I searched for the source and complete version of the quote above but I couldn't find it anymore and chanced upon this very interesting travel quote from Albert Einstein. "To get to know a country, you must have direct contact with the earth. It's futile to gaze at the world through a car window."


I searched for the source and complete version of the quote above but I couldn't find it anymore and chanced upon this very interesting travel quote from Albert Einstein. "To get to know a country, you must have direct contact with the earth. It's futile to gaze at the world through a car window."

And that's what we did after our Hidden Valley sidetrack. I stopped taking pictures form a car window, got out, had direct contact with the earth, (in this case, it's sand), enjoyed the company of friends, and gazed at the world.



I notice trucks pass by here frequently. I just don't know where this highway leads to.



The red sand and this rock formation complete this warm colored landscape.





Four-wheel drive cars and ATVs can pass and make their way through sand.



The Red Sand and another rock formation



A visit to the Red Sand is not complete without riding the ATV. It's fun!

I enjoyed our Eid vacation. I've been to places I've never been to and had fun. I just wish we could explore Saudi Arabia more and post more pictures that will speak of how our life is here. Life, after all, is a journey. 'Might as well make the most of it and travel it fully. Just don't forget the pictures!


Comments

Reena said…
Wow, ang ganda naman ng rock formations! :) I like that quote ha. Sige next time hahawak-hawakan ko rin yung ground. I take lots of pictures from the car too kasi.

Fave photo ko yung second, yung view ng highway. Ang ganda lang!
Rizalenio said…
Hi, Beth. Thanks a lot for dropping by my site so I could find you here.

Love all the photos.

Thanks for your comments too. So glad to read those words coming from a graphic designer like you.

Ingat lagi. Can I add your link in my blog friends list? Thank you in advance. :)
Beth said…
Oo nga, gandang ganda din ako sa mga yan. When I saw them, I remembered the movie Cars. Yun napunta si Lightning McQueen sa Route 66.

Sorry ngayon lang ako nakareply sa comment mo. :)
Beth said…
Hi Rizalenio,
Thanks for dropping by here. Yes, please add me up! Sa sobrang sikat ng blog mo, being included in your links is such an honor. Thanks so much!

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