Nature

Adventure in Wadi Khreitoun 20: Zuheif Underfoot

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 17.07.2006:


These mounds of zuheif, a Mediterranean plant related to oregano, provided tiny purple flowers as an accent to the tans of the desert, and a heady scent to refresh us on our hike. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Adventure in Wadi Khreitoun 21: Provence or Palestine?

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 17.07.2006:


Isolating this patch of mounded plants from the desert landscape, they appear as if they could be from another Mediterranean country: this is a meeting point of different ecosystems. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Adventure in Wadi Khreitoun 22: Porcupines

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 17.07.2006:


Sometimes it is hard to distinguish flora from fauna as in the case of these spiky plants resembling porcupines. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Adventure in Wadi Khreitoun: 23 Natural Turnstyle

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 17.07.2006:


If only all turnstyles were as beautiful as nature's turnstyles, such as this one in Wadi Khreitoun. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Adventure in Wadi Khreitoun 24: Guided by Candles

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 17.07.2006:


Exploring the cave by candlelight added to the atmosphere of mystery and adventure. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Adventure in Wadi Khreitoun: 25 Waiting in the Cave

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 17.07.2006:


Sitting in the inner recesses of the cool cave with candles is certainly a most unusual experience for all of us. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Adventure in Wadi Khreitoun 26: Crouching in the Passageway

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 17.07.2006:


The low ceiling of this passageway didn't seem to bother most of the youngsters cosily awaiting their turn to negotiate the narrow low passage. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Adventure in Wadi Khreitoun 27: Preparing to Slither

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 17.07.2006:


I was relieved to discover that I was not expected to slither on my belly like this youngster to get to a cave on a lower level! Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Adventure in Wadi Khreitoun 28: Snakes in the Cave

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 17.07.2006:


Finding myself alone in the cave coupled with an overactive imagination was all that was needed to turn the guideropes into extra-long snakes! Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Adventure in Wadi Khreitoun 29: Large Chamber in Cave

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 17.07.2006:


The Cathedral Chamber was plenty roomy, but lots of smaller "rooms" went off in all directions. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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