The shutterbugs were here since early morning, to claim a good vantage point from which to view the proceedings of an evening event when hundreds of floating lanterns were to be released into the night sky at the same time. It was raining heavily and they have probably waited for hours by now, but nobody would give up their spot.
The Wadi Rum desert is known for its Mars-like landscape and I stayed in one of the futuristic pods. The dome window provides panoramic views of the desert and surrounding mountains. Perfect for enjoying the starry night sky too!
First Cliff Walk does not mean my first attempt to walk on a cliff. It is the name of the lookout platform at First Mountain in Grindelwald, which offers breathtaking view of the Alps in Switzerland. The 4,078m Schreckhorn is in the background.
Bodiless and watchful eyes. I thought this hotel entrance is a bit too creepy for comfort. Apparently, they think otherwise. The statues are supposed to represent their efforts to offer the best hospitality services to people from all around the world. Asians, Africans, Arabs and Westerners.