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February 4th, 2011 | Asia

Adios Arabia…and Good Luck…!!

In a few hours I will board my flight to Delhi in India, to continue my journey towards Singapore via as many of the countries that I can get into, on the way… This will bring the Asian leg of my World Tour to an end… It has taken me far longer than I had […]

December 15th, 2010 | Asia

(Qu)easily into Jordan…

I had not eaten all day since leaving Beirut, so was understandably ready to start gnawing at my wrists by the time I arrived at the White Rose Hotel in Dera’a… People that know me will tell you that I am one of the fastest eaters they have seen… I do this to save my […]

December 14th, 2010 | Asia

Exiting Lebanon was Snow Joke…!!

A few kilometres after escaping the early morning traffic of Beirut, the road began climbing steeply into the mountain range that divides Lebanon from Syria… Considering my first impressions of this country, I found it ironic that these mountains are known as the Anti-Lebanon Mountains…!! Anti Lebanon indeed…!! Even the mountains don’t like the place…!! […]

December 11th, 2010 | Asia

Ride to Krak des Chevaliers…

The first few kilometres from the Homs turnoff took us through a range of low hills, the road running alongside a railway line… I was beginning to think that I had ridden in the worst of the wind, and that the run into Homs would be quick and easy… I was wrong…!! As soon as […]

December 10th, 2010 | Asia

The Wilson’s, and Leaving Palmyra…

At breakfast the following morning, Stefan and I were joined by Mathias and Gabriel, who had scared the hell out of the Swiss couple the previous evening, when they had arrived in their Landrover… “They thought we were the police coming to evict them from their camping spot…!!” Gabriel mentioned that the Swiss were putting […]

December 9th, 2010 | Asia

Sunset at the Citadel…

I rode through the streets of Palmyra expecting to come across Stefan at one point or another, but saw neither hide nor hair of him… I tore up the steep and winding road up to the Citadel, believing that he had actually beaten us up there, and on a bicycle to boot…!! But apart from […]