“Wanna ride Michael Jackson?”
Sitting on a gray donkey, the bronzed young Bedouin boy flashed me a white toothy smile, with that imploring look children are very good at. I was tired and hungry after a day of hiking through the mountainous peaks and valleys of the stunning archeological ruins of Petra, while slugging a heavy backpack. It was nearing the end of the day and I had at least a 5km, uphill walk ahead of me to reach my hotel. The offer was so alluring, then I thought back to my last lumpy, bumpy camel ride.
“Why do you call him Michael Jackson?” I asked.
“The tourists like it!” he chuckled, “and because he dances like him too!”
Montreal photographer and adventurer Frederic Hore returns to present his stunning images of Jordan, featuring Petra - the 2,000 year-old, rose-coloured city carved into solid rock by the Nabataean people; ancient Crusader castles; historic biblical sites, the red desert sands of Wadi Rum made famous by Lawrence of Arabia, plus much more.
With his tales from the trails and sumptuous Arabic music, it's a 90 minute show with a Mid-East mystique!
Not to be missed!
to be missed!