Mystery Monday #1

Monday, May 21, 2012

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. 

MYSTERY MONDAY!! 

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:
http://centralasiaonline.com/en_GB/pakistan-articles/caii/features/pakistan/business/2011/01/11/feature-02 
http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Slideshows/_production/ss-100118-afghan-crossroads/ss-101124-afghanistan-crossroads-08.ss_full.jpg 
http://nixametrics.blogspot.com
http://www.vamortgagecenter.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/519259.jpg

33 comments:

purplelurve said...

There's saffron! Is it in Iran?

Shaza said...

Salam sis.
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.

Jazakallah Khair

Anonymous said...

Is it Afghanistan?

WizardNox159 said...

My first guess would be...Afghanistan. xD

Anonymous said...

Hi Judy's twin, is this Afghanistan? :D

Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum

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?

Adibah

washi said...

Wow! This is a uber-cool feature! This looks like a poppy field in Afghanistan...curious to see your answer now :)

Pok Amai-Amai said...

Saffron

pae dasuki said...

Saffron!!

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

little_teddy said...

Salam sis,

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.

bayya said...

Ahh... saffron! In Afghanistan..?

hatim a.r said...

subhanallah gorgeous gila the flowers.im guessing this is somewhere in the middle east,sebab ada few foreign soldiers in the first picture. afghanistan? lol im making a wild guess here

Aurore M. said...

Is this in Iran,
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.

:)

Nur Izza said...

Assalamualaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh <3

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

Missy Nano said...

Afghanistan

K said...

...Spain? That was a wild guess, but I'm guessing saffron too for the item. I personally don't like 'guessing' or 'assuming' such-and-such but can't help it...just wanted to join the 'contest'

Tak Pe Je said...

Salam. Dear, that looks like a good idea! But I'm clueless and gotta do some googling now.. ;)

azr said...

What a beauty! I think it's Afghanistan. I've seen photos from this one blog, showing how it's a beautiful country actually, opposite from what has been portrayed by medias. And in the first picture, maybe the soldiers are doing their daily round, or who knows, appreciating the breath taking scenery around 'em as well?

Thanks Sha, I definitely will love this new segment in your blog. :)

azr said...

Oh, btw, in the third and fourth pictures, are those saffrons? No wonder they are so expensive, the flowers only produce three or four strips each.

Khawla said...

Woow very intresting, help us all to know new country! about this picture i´m not sure but I think it´s Afghanistan... :)

Anonymous said...

US army at a poppy field in afghanistan.

Pri said...

Salaam! What a fun idea for your blog :-)

Hmm...is this Kashmir? And thats saffron being extracted from flowers!

yunayuni said...

Masha Allah, such beautiful photos, and scenery too!

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! :)

Anonymous said...

salam
afghanistan puppies.
SS

Khadija Haroon said...

I'm not sure but it looks like Afghanistan.

Khadija Haroon said...

I'm not sure but it looks like Afghanistan.

Khadija Haroon said...

The saffron looks beautiful.

Anonymous said...

great idea! can't wait to find out which country the above pics are from.

Anonymous said...

If I had to guess, I'd say those are American soldiers. American soldiers hanging out in flower fields (to take a break from invasion duties) would only mean either Iraq or Afghanistan. The mountain view and the flora make it seem its the latter....lets see if I'm right, lol.

Jasmine Ali said...

1st guess is Afghanistan and it's beautiful mountain range and fields.

My 2nd guess would probably be Pakistan * but I'm pretty sure it is Afghanistan :)

Rosie said...

Pakistan????

Shahirah Elaiza said...

Great guesses from Spain, Pakistan, Kashmir, Iran and Afghanistan! Well done everyone =))

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

The Black Jubah said...

Subhanallah.....

Sorry, I read the answer first...ha ha ha no mystery....