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13 - 19 May 2012

RacingThePlanet: Jordan 2012 Blogs

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10-May-2012 11:06:44 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

Spent the last two days exploring Jordan and it's been jaw droppingly amazing. Swam (well bobbed) in the Dead Sea yesterday and it really was a big tick that I can put on my list. Today brought some true Spielbergian flavor when I met and got to spend some time with a real life Indiana Jones, a four-times married, larger than life archeologist who personally showed us around the remains of a 12 century Roman castle that he had helped excavate, the castle came complete with moat, arrow alcoves and a place to pour the boiling oil from. Will post some photos on Facebook when I am back home. Later went to visit the city of Jerash, close to the Syrian border, which is acknowledged as one of the best preserved Roman towns in the world, complete with columned areanas where chariot races occurred to sprawling temples with columns that actually sway, it's hard to describe without sounding like a fool, but really it was truly Last Crusade type stuff. Awhile driving around Jordan I was struck by two things......this county is. So.Not.Flat. And as our driver explained, the Wadi Rum has some amazing dunes...... Mmmm. Hilly and sandy - great, bring it on. Starting to get nervous now, chatted to a fellow tent mate from Nepal earlier in the lobby, so it's nice to start running int o fellow competitors, it brings a different kind of excitement. Can't wait now.
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Fiona

Posted: 14-May-2012 03:21:36 PM

Dear Mr Sandman. You were fantastic despite all the problems. Vasbyt

Robyn Richter

Posted: 14-May-2012 12:56:28 PM

Well done you're doing great-never mind the small sense of humour failure...not so great to be sick tho-very unfortunate. Also crappy to have to rely on Doug (dug-get it?) for your "ablutions"! Much love xxx

Monique

Posted: 14-May-2012 12:24:06 PM

It all sounds so amazing ... except for the running part ... I think you can do these scenic type of tours seeing cute camels, floating on the Dead Sea, etc without having to run between the tourist sites - suggest you consider that option next time!!! :-) Very well done on getting through day 1 - that's some serious positive "mind stuff" that should get you through with no futher hassles!

Fiona Graham

Posted: 13-May-2012 04:54:26 PM

Great result on first day. more difficult trhan bobbing around in Dead sea!

allycat

Posted: 13-May-2012 04:35:21 PM

I didn't get to say goodbye or good luck...... :-( I am sure you are going to kick a lot of butts!! keep the blogs coming they are great to read I love armchair traveling!! good luck...xxxx

Bretta

Posted: 12-May-2012 06:49:35 PM

Good luck, Nutter!

Kriss

Posted: 12-May-2012 04:38:30 PM

good luck for day 1! sure you guys are super excited. hoop als verloop goed!

Janet

Posted: 12-May-2012 09:35:57 AM

How fantastic... now is the time for serious stuff... be safe and looking forward to reading past day this time... good luck to both you and Rob

judy

Posted: 11-May-2012 12:24:20 PM

totally inspiring! I want to jump on a camel and join you :) I saw Rob's pic of the gatling - how safe are you guys?

ANGELIQUE

Posted: 11-May-2012 10:47:40 AM

Sounds amazing over there. Did Indy have a whip?

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