Thursday, February 15, 2018

When Camping is Life | Rediscovering Sharjah, UAE

"And into the desert, I go, to lose my mind and find my soul."

       So last month, January 13 to be exact, we went on camping to celebrate a birthday of a good friend. It was my first time doing it in this country the UAE and I was so thrilled of the idea. When you say camping you probably are thinking of woods, forest, or an isolated island but we did it in the middle of the desert. 

      We arrived at the place around 4:00PM, pitched our tents and prepared the foods. The place is not that far from the main road and we can still see the street lights beaming from afar. They said the place is safe, I really hoped it is because at the back of my head I was thinking of the movies "Wrong Turn" or "Hills Have Eyes" and mutants will come out from nowhere and will turn the fun into misery but hell yeah, am gonna do everything to survive. (Haha!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚) Then the sun sets down, we set the bonfire, had our dinnerand the rest of the night was history. 

       Basically the picture above is when we are pitching our tents. We pitched six tents for 18 people. Good enough.

Reminds me of Boy Scout days.

But first, Instagram!

       Desert is beautiful! The moment we arrived I know which spots are Instagrammable so here are the shots.

      I never imagined there can be so much plants in the desert. All these years I only thought of cactuses and palm trees. My childhood was a lie! But where are the cactus by the way? Didn't find one. ๐ŸŒต

       My friends told me that the cold woke them up early in the morning as it was freezing due to a heavy fog and the temperature dropped to 5 degrees but it didn't bother me anyway. I was too drunk that night and fell into a very deep and sound sleep. ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค

       Shout out to Ronnel, Happy Birthday man!

How to get there?
       I didn't even know the place! It's somewhere between the Sharjah-Fujairah border.

     Camping is life I should say. For those looking for a getaway that doesn't cost that much, try camping, try Sharjah. Sometimes it's good to be far away from the city and try to live a primitive life. But then again, we brought cellphones, camera, speakers, and lights, it's not primitive after all. -Jon-

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