March 2020

Day 519 to 526

2020-03-19T16:37:07+00:00March 8th, 2020|Israel, Middle East|

What a final fortnight in the Middle East - hiking through Jerusalem and Bethlehem finishing up with a splash in the sea by the Gaza Strip. I stayed all over the place - a Kibbutz dormitory, a derelict house in an Orthodox Jewish village and a Palestinian Peace Hostel.

February 2020

Day 505 to 518

2020-02-27T19:05:36+00:00February 23rd, 2020|Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Middle East, Syria|

Greetings from Jerusalem! Since reaching this part of the world, the atmosphere has been so high octane and fascinating I don't really want to sleep - just walk, talk, write, walk, talk, write...Which may explain my ramblings on the war in Syria at the end of this post for anyone with the stamina.

January 2020

Day 468 to 479

2020-01-25T13:05:25+00:00January 16th, 2020|Middle East, Turkey|

Hope 2020 has got off to a cracking start for you all. I certainly had a White New Year with snow everywhere - but this was more than made up for the incredible warmth and generosity of the rural Turks.

December 2019

Day 440 to 454

2019-12-31T10:41:42+00:00December 24th, 2019|Middle East, Turkey|

Ho... Ho... Hope this finds you in the festive spirit! Did you know Santa comes from Turkey? Total mileage walked is now 5722 miles (9208 kms). Here's the last few diary entries of 2019...

Day 425 to 439

2019-12-26T11:46:38+00:00December 11th, 2019|Middle East, Turkey|

Sadly, due to insurmountable long term visa issues, my Russia dream is kaput, so I'm now taking a Middle Easterly route and the good news - I am still in splendid, snow blasted Turkey, a place that has really won my heart.