THE LOST CITY 🗝 —
Step into the pure magic of Petra. For centuries, this city was hidden from the outside world. Explorers discovered a huge city carved directly into the rocks. We walked around for at least 3 hours and still 90% of Petra is undiscovered! 😦
Petra is, without a doubt, our absolute highlight of the two weeks with @traveltalktours. —
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More than 30 years ago.... Venerable Thubten Chodron liberates small birds. “Be kind to others because we're alive due to other beings' kindness.” - Ven. Thubten Chodron
( Lung ta ) Prayer Flags
The five colors are arranged from left to right in a specific order: blue, white, red, green, and yellow. The five colors represent the five elements and the Five Pure Lights. Different elements are associated with different colors for specific traditions, purposes and sadhana.
Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom.
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❄ Снежные крыши ❄
Наконец-то погода устаканилось, и можно выходить на улицу, не боясь, что тебя сдует ветром, а лицо исполосует обледеневшим снегом
❄ Snowy rooftops ❄
Finally, the weather has settled down, and you can go outside without fear that you will be blown away by the wind, and your face will be strewed with icy snow.
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Saint Catherine’s Monastery
Located near the town of Saint Catherine in the Sinai peninsula, this sacred monastery lies at the foot of Mount Sinai; one of the holiest sites for all Abrahamic religions, where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments.
Built between 548 and 565, it is one of the oldest operating Christian monasteries in the world, with the oldest operating library in the world, possessing many unique books, including the Syriac Sinaiticus, which is the oldest translation of the New Testament gospel into Syriac, dating back to the late 4th century. The monastery’s library preserves the second largest collection of early codices and manuscripts in the world, outnumbered only by the Vatican library.
Although the official name of the monastery is the Sacred Monastery of the God-Trodden Mount Sinai; it is commonly referred to Saint Catherine’s Monastery after the Christian martyr Saint Catherine of Alexandria, who was beheaded in the early 4th century. According to Christian tradition, her remains were taken by angels to Mount Sinai, where they were later found by monks around the year 800.
The monastery is a favored site for pilgrimage among followers of the Greek Orthodox Christian faith, but has also become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sinai in recent years.