Thursday, 7 May 2009


May 7, 2009 1.15 a.m.

Its less then 24 hours to go and again, i'm feeling the usual mix of fear, sadness at leaving home, some excitement, and anticipation.

Always, the feeling strikes when i'm packing my bags (on the last night - i am an organised person), packing up my room for some future months of emptiness, saying my goodbyes, getting into the car beside the garden, smelling the fragrant flowery scent in the early hours of dew-ey morning. Tomorrow i have a midnight flight. So it will be the same, leaving at 6 or 7 at dusk with the light veil of darkness and the fragrant perfume of flowers, watching the gate close and driving off.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Breakfast in Doha

In 3 days, ill be eating fish sandwiches strolling the Golden Horn in Istanbul. I cant wait.

My current to do list:

1. Sandboarding

2. Float in the Dead Sea

3. Get pummeled in a Turkish hammam

4. Watch Galatasaray at home. "Welcome to Hell". The 10th May 6pm match.

5. Take a felucca down the Nile

6. Look over into the Promised Land from Mt. Nebo in Jordan

7. Bethany-beyond-the-Jordan

Sunday, 3 May 2009