Posted on 3:11pm Wednesday 27th May 2009
Can it really be a week ago that we were in Petra? Time, the places we have seen and the roads we have ridden are beginning to blur. We have turned left, heading north, the sun on our backs for most of the day, a marked contrast between north Africa and the Middle East. The gritty unpredictability of each day has given way to a more relaxed holiday mood. Gone are the simple roadside cafes we encountered along the full length of the coast where a fresh sheep skin hanging up indicated lamb on the barbeque with a couple more tethered nearby in case we were hungry. Now we are subjected to the unfamiliar trappings of modern life such as menus, knives, forks and alcohol.
Posted on 3:08pm Wednesday 27th May 2009
Today, Sunday 10th May, has been extraordinary in contrasts. Breakfast and a private air display in Aqaba with the Royal Jordanian Flying Falcons courtesy of Vic’s aerobatic contacts, followed by an afternoon in Petra.