Monday, August 16, 2010

The Off-Season.

We made our way out of town and into the nearby mountain range, home to the Abha Intercontinental. (It was closed for Ramadan, but looked lovely. No worry for us, we planned on camping anyway.) Just across the parking lot from the Intercon was the Abha Hang-Gliding association area -also closed for the season. The site consisted of a 100 meter long tarmac that went to the edge of the cliff-side and then came to an abrupt end.

Naturally, we felt the need to stand at the edge and stare off into the valley for quite a while. It was pretty incredible to be at eye-level with the clouds. It was also a bit of a shame we were there during the off-season; an afternoon hang-gliding or hot air ballooning over the valley would have been incredibly fun.

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