The King's Highway
The King’s Highway in Jordan
One of the Middle East’s most scenic and ancient roads, the 280km-long King’s Highway in Jordan has a history that stretches back to the curtain opening of civilization.
Jordan’s King’s Highway ducks and dives across the spine of the Great Rift Valley, from where a rippling tor of barren stratifications rolls in jagged strips of brown, beige, and mustard rock down to the Dead Sea. It was along this road that a prophet saw the Promised Land and a saint lost his head after a plotting female danced for a king. This is the backdoor route to Petra.
One of the Middle East’s most scenic and ancient routes, the 280km-long highway is often overlooked in favour of the modern Desert Highway, which marches through Jordan’s flat and sandy core in a speedy three and a half hours from the capital, Amman. Driving this alternative road to the famous red-tinged ruins may take longer, but this road’s history stretches back to the curtain opening of civilization.
~ Excerpt From BBC Travel Website
Idyllic Bus Rides
Truth be told
immerse me in sunshine
and wrap me in golden evening glows
once a vagabond
always a vagabond
run run run away, not for the life in the city
makes the heart old and grey
fair well to all as I am on my way
the open roads to nowhere
as time stands still.
Heavenly dust dancing swiftly and free
constant craving to be an interstellar being
in the company of the ethers
a life time of nothingness
and everything sublime
don’t question the infinity in my eyes
visual sentiments fly me to you
Am I water and dust or blood and bone?
soon waiting on the former state, I cognize
here there everywhere you me
who are we really in an infinity of circles
You in me makes some sense thankfully
walking on planet earth
soon to be heavenly dust
and more so it seems ~ fm