Wow that looks awesome. There's desert's out west in the US but in the northeast where I am there's nothing like that at all. I'd love to experience cruising through a wide open place like that.
This is just a taste. I was too busy riding to take more pics, but the ride down to and up from the dead sea include some amazing scenery. We have a lot of desert in Israel (2/3 of the country), so more sandy yellow pics will follow as soon as I ride south again.
What amazes me is that from central Israel (say 10km from the sea), it took us just over an hour (plus coffee stops) to reach the desert - we honestly thought it'll take us longer.
The ride itself was superb and the Rebel handled it extremely well, highways and twisties alike.
Btw, on the ride back, while on the highway, I forgot to shift into 6th, and rode for about 30-40km in 5th, at about 120-130kph (oops). I know I was stretching it a bit (wasn't done on purpose), but the bike handled it surprisingly well, which in my mind adds a few more points to the resilience and quality of Honda