Postcard from Bahrain

bahrainThis is a magical tree. It grows in the middle of the Bahraini desert near Jebel Dukhan all by its lonesome with no known water source. Naturally, tourists flock to see this Tree of Life, some tagging the 400-year-old wonder with love notes (but now there’s a guard of sorts patrolling to prevent further damage). You’ll feel so small in this vast desert, but it’s beautiful.

Pack some snacks and hang out for a bit–it’s a pretty excellent place to watch the sun set.