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December 30th, 2010 | Asia

Sights of Amman…

With a few days to spare before my flight out to Dubai, I spent some time strolling around the downtown area of Amman, close to where my hotel was located… Each day I looked up at the citadel walls, surrounding the hill in the centre of town… While in Wadi Rum, Rory had told me […]

December 27th, 2010 | Asia

Boxing the Big Fella…

Mohammed of Access Freight Services arrived promptly at 10.00am as promised, and I followed him through the streets of Al Abdali to the warehouse where the Big Fella was to be disassembled (in part) and put into his crate for the flight to Dubai… I kept a close eye on my Fuel Management System, having […]

December 26th, 2010 | Asia

Back to Amman…

After a quiet Christmas afternoon, followed by the usual Valentine buffet dinner that the hotel was famous for, I got all my gear ready for an early start the next morning… My intention was to ride to Aqaba, take a quick look around and then get back to Amman before nightfall, a trip of about […]

December 26th, 2010 | Asia

Bedouin Meditation Camp…

I have stayed in some pretty grotty places during the course of my journey, and usually, the price of the accommodation matched the conditions I stayed in… My concrete cell in Wadi Halfa springs immediately to mind…!! I had wanted to experience the renowned beauty of the Wadi Rum region of the Jordanian desert, and […]

December 25th, 2010 | Asia

Christmas in Wadi Rum…

If memory serves me correct, and I think it does… Then I was meant to be celebrating Christmas in the higher altitudes of Nepal… Kathmandu, to be precise… Instead, I awoke this morning in the Jordanian desert in Wadi Rum, a wilderness area in south east Jordan… This post will be made in two parts… […]

December 23rd, 2010 | Asia

A Day in Petra…

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