Andi of Arabia
Hello all, I'm still alive and riding. Arrived yesterday in Tbilisi, Georgia.
On the way, I again browsed through Jordan in only one day and extended my visa in Syria, because I had such good time in Damascus. After visiting some more historical sites I returned to good old Turkey, where I stayed in Orfa (birthplace of Abraham) for a few days.
Now, after some time in the kurdish east of Turkey, having almost climbed the Suphan Mountain at the Lake Van in eastern Turkey, and 2-3 days pretty rough riding in rain, mud and on offroad-tracks, my head is somehow devoted to getting accustomed to the georgian way of live. The arab mentality suddenly vanished, I try to remember my russian and I somehow cant be buggered to write about things that are two weeks in the past.
I notice, that I'm travelling fast, which on one hand is exciting because of the ever new adventures, but on the other hand it's a bit tiring. I notice that I don't spend as much energy getting behind things and that is a bit unsatisfactory. Of course that was foreseeable and I'm still happy to have done the detour to Israel, but I hope I'll be able to take it a little easier from now on. Unfortunately the the Georgian custom guys have give me only 10 days permission for the bike, before I have to leave to Azerbaidshan. Not a lot for my ambitions in the caucasus, but lets see...
Ok, but to not skip my recent travels altogther, I still put some pictures and maybe a little description.
The covered market in the Damascus Souq. Notice the bullet holes in the roof the french put some time in the 1920's
No doubt about who runs the country>
Little Roof-Party with beer illegally smuggled past the hostel reception
Impression from the syrian desert
The damn beast wont go where I want! Camelride in Palmyra, one of Syrias highlights.
Last night in Syria. Since my clothes were taken to wash I received my new dress! Feels good, except I had trouble not flashing my underwear to everyone :)
Posted by Andreas Naumann at July 20, 2007 02:03 PM GMT