I went hiking to a beautiful place called Wadi Mukhereis near the dead sea… and although it is not the first time I have been there, I still felt fascinated by the savage beauty that is hidden inside the mountains; A perfect eco system of waterfalls, rocks, insects and plants… all living in peace and harmony…oblivious to the world around them, as if they are the first creatures to exist and the world will start evolving soon. It was beautifully peaceful…
If someone wants to see all that un-cracked beauty, I should advise them to hurry south, and visit the area across the street from Movenpick Hotel without delay.
Now if you are expecting a romantic description of the beauty of the wadi, please go back to the first paragraph… because that was as far as my romantic side could take me… and please don’t read the rest of this post… since from this point on it will turn gruesome.
After I went back home from my trip, the combination of the hot weather, the cold water (as when we started I used to avoid getting my feet wet. By the time the trip ended I was walking in the stream, because it was cooler and easier) and the lobster that I had for lunch the day before was not kind on my stomach! I was gripped with cold and heat waves that kept alternating till today (3 days later)… and the pain in my stomach… Lord! How can something be this painful? This must be the promised hell!
At 2:00 AM in morning I was driven out of my bed by instinct to the bathroom, I am not sure how I found myself on the floor hugging the toilet and retching my heart out… and while I was doing this, my mind was focused on two things… I had not vomited since third grade, and what a fascinating process vomiting is!
I looked it up using my best friend the lovely Wikipedia… and now the only thought I have in my head is Subhan Allah! We are such complicated creatures……Even though we are mentally hurricanous (I just invented this word), when it comes to physiology… We are so perfect and we function so precisely…it is not even imaginable
Here is the process… enjoy… and my advice is don’t eat while reading this I specifically liked how the body tries to protect the teeth from all the acids… cool, eh?
I leave you with beautiful pictures taken by Ramsey a few months ago of this beautiful place…
yup this is in Jordan