Archive | July, 2011

Dawn drive to a captive lake in the mountains…

Up at 05:15. Woke to a cool breeze and an oozing treacle light. Deliberated about more sleep but realised it was probably the best time to drive. Yesterday I nearly cooked the engine. Steep hills, a hot day and driver nonchalance-negligence meant the water temperature was in the danger zone for far too long.  With […]

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A night at a Turkish truckstop

Sat outside eating an excellent kebab and sipping tea at a trucker’s overnight rest stop with about 60 Turkish truck drivers, striking up basic conversations using google translate. Collecting facebook friends from smiling men who speak no English. The soundtrack is diesel and drilling: engines running to keep refrigeration trailers cold, and gearing down rigs […]

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Small is Beautiful

Long renowned for its historic sites and desert adventures, Jordan is building a reputation among wildlife enthusiasts – especially those who enjoy life’s smaller pleasures, reports Huw J. Williams.  The sudden movement grabbed my attention; then, in a black flash, it was gone. I was panting my way along the dry riverbed of Wadi Dana, and […]

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