OK we weren’t really lost in the desert, although we weren’t exactly sure where we were headed either. Thank goodness for modern technology like Google maps helping me navigate our direction in the open desert towards a hopeful castle on a map. We had no assurance that after 20+ km we would actually reach our destination or not. With a few little detours around natural objects, and a few close calls we eventually found ourselves on a map, somewhere near….what we hoped was our destination. Yet with a little visual navigation and luck we were able to discover our destination where our map happened to fail us instead. So we were out here in the open desert, some numbered kilometers from the Iraqi border, gazing upon the ruined castle, dreaming about civilizations past who treaded on this same sand. While we may not be in the same category of past explorers and warriors, we still had a bit of a taste in seeking out or own adventure.