Travel & Leisure

Beirut to Baghdad


Tagged: , ,

Returned to Baghdad from Beirut today by Middle East Airlines flight. It is about 1½ hour flight. We started off Mediterranean sea and crossed over Mount Lebanon’s snow capped peaks and slopes. Surprisingly the side opposite to Lebanon has no snow!

188379_1921805090759_6928482_n200249_1921805410767_4362601_n

Almost the entire journey is over hot, dry, grey, barren desert. No sign of vegetation. While traveling by airplane, I was wondering how people of older times used to traverse such inhospitable terrain on horse or camels! Many must have lost the directions and reached somewhere else or met with death out of thirst and dehydration! Those were real lucky who could reach their destinations wandering in the desert for days, waiting for the sunset to get some respite from the hot scorching sun during their journey.

Thank God, we have airplanes nowadays with all navigational facilities, satellite tracking, Air Traffic control, etc to be on the route and cover the distance of around 900 kilometers in just around 90 minutes.

Please share with me your thoughts and comments. Thank you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s