Mystery Monday #1
Salaam, Hello, Hiya, Ola!
I'm not sure if you've noticed but I took a little break from my online social life for a while. I've been a bit pre-occupied with some things and I also felt an online hiatus was overdue. Well, it was only for a week. I should've made it a month! Anyway, I thought I should kickstart this week with a new feature on my blog.
During my break I took some time to browse other people's blogs. Wow, there sure are many fashion and beauty blogs out there! So I thought it would be cool to offer something different to the blogscene. 'Mystery Monday' was inspired by an e-mail I received from my brother a few weeks ago. It had pictures of beautiful scenery and tourist attractions from all over the world. Places I never knew existed. It was an eye-opening e-mail and it was nice for a change.
I've decided that I will try to do the same with my blog. Inshaa Allah (God Willing) 'Mystery Monday' will be a weekly post where I will feature one country and interesting pictures from that particular country as clues to help you guess which country it is. I will reveal the answer in the same post the next day and include interesting facts so we can all learn something new about the world we live in. How does that sound?
Let's begin with the first 'Mystery Monday' then! Can you guess in what country were these photos taken and what are in these photos?
Update - Pictures were taken from the following websites:
What a great idea on this Mystery Monday. I just can't wait for the answer..I love your Faith Friday and Style Sunday too.
Agree with you that a lot of blog nowadays are merely about fashion and beauty.
Anyway, I was thinking to have a FF, SS and MM on my blog too. With your permission of course :)
Just to have more purpose to blog about.
May I try?
the people are harvesting the most expensive herbs in the world which is saffron....and i think its in Iran...
Am I right?
Are those men harvesting the flowers? I read about how saffron being treasured as gold. It costs USD500 per pound and a football field of flowers are needed to produce that 1 pound of saffron.
Tell me Sha, am I answering correctly? ;)
But..I don;t know which country is this
Well i can guess that picture was in Palestine. There is an US Soldier there that waiting to be attack, maybe. Mistery monday for me is,`monday blues` which is i have no mood to do all my job task today(Monday). Boring...hehehe.
the flowers are used to collect saffron, its one of the most expensive spices in the world. but everything tastes delicious with it from tea with milk to rice.
it orginiated from iran where it is grown and harvested.
I think this is Afghanistan. Coz i've seen few photos on the net and Afghanistan was shown to be a country full of colorful flowers :D
Thanks Sha, I definitely will love this new segment in your blog. :)
Hmm...is this Kashmir? And thats saffron being extracted from flowers!
Let me guess, is this Afghanistan? I read in The Kite Runner that the country is this beautiful..
I love Mystery Mondays! Keep it up! :)
My 2nd guess would probably be Pakistan * but I'm pretty sure it is Afghanistan :)
Yes, those are men are US soldiers and yes those are poppies and saffron flowers. More about Afghanistan here: http://shaelaiza.blogspot.com/2012/05/mystery-monday-1-afghanistan.html
Sorry, I read the answer first...ha ha ha no mystery....