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13 - 19 May 2012

RacingThePlanet: Jordan 2012 Blogs

Amman
11-May-2012 07:57:05 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

In Amman, the RTP folks are gathering, and good to see many familiar faces again. A mild panic on arrival in Jordan when it looked like the checkin luggage had not made it through - but thankfully a man came from behind the luggage carousel bearing our bags. I could have kissed him. Didnt fancy running the desert in hotel bathrobe and slippers. The backpack has been packed and repacked..no scales in the hotel room but it does not feel too heavy, so i reckon 9kg ish. Suspect i will not be writing any blog until after Day1 on Sunday, so until then farewell. Reading Theroux's Tao of Travel at the moment, so plenty of useful quotes if i can remember them. "Travel is flight and pursuit in equal parts". 
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Wheeltapper 8 x 8

Posted: 14-May-2012 06:36:20 AM

Nice work on Day 1. Keep on grinding it into the dust. Sunderland 0: Man U 1 at FT. Man City 3: QPR 2 at FT. But muchos drama before that happened.. QPR led 2-1 at 90mins. City equalise in extra time at 91m 15sec! City go on to knock in another at 93m 20s! Crowd goes wild!! On on!

Streeters

Posted: 13-May-2012 07:29:04 PM

Expect you will be sleeping like a baby now, but something to read on completion of day 2. Hope today went well and you didn't get any sand in your shoes. Look forward to hearing about it. Much love. Streeters x

meaghan

Posted: 13-May-2012 02:56:07 PM

Hey David, hope the first day meant you were feeling good for the rest of the week.......although I would have like to have seen a photo of the terry toweling robe & slippers......

Ali Chaudhry

Posted: 13-May-2012 12:32:12 PM

Hope the first day went well David.... I'm guessing with a 9 kg pack you'll not be going hungry! Good luck with the race will be checking progress ... should be a breeze now that you're an old hand! Cheers Ali

William

Posted: 13-May-2012 10:54:34 AM

Piled peaches and cream about, 6 miles high. Good luck Dad

Jo Eades

Posted: 13-May-2012 01:45:17 AM

Hi david, I thought hotel slippers was just what you had in australia?!! And a kg of macadamia nuts - I take it you are lighter on nuts this time?! Good luck - I'm sure if will be amazing! Jo

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