Three hundred and three. That’s how many days it’s been since my last post. I guess I have some explaining to do.
Laziness and life took over. Cairo threw me for a loop too. It took me almost a month to write my two Cairo posts – the last entries on my blog until now. I started several different articles about my six days in the mother of the Arab world before deciding on the two that I did publish, trying to capture the tense and downright bizarre atmosphere.
My round the world trip destinations were varied and each locale held its own allure. Before departing for my trip, I clearly recall looking most forward to Cairo. It fed my hunger for Arab culture. I would spend days sipping coffee, smoking shisha and practicing my limited Arabic on the locals. My round the world ticket allowed me to depart whenever I wanted, so I decided to play it by ear. My ears told me to get out after six days.
After I hightailed it out of Cairo, I spent seventeen relaxing days in Doha, Qatar and then continued to Jordan for ten days and then five days in Vienna. That concluded my round the world trip and I spent a wonderful summer back home in beautiful Prince Edward Island, working my butt off to fund my next five month adventure.
I enjoyed Jordan so much on my last trip that I decided return. So I am heading to the southern desert of Jordan to live and volunteer with the Bedouin for a few weeks with Help Exchange, which I mentioned in past posts. Then, I will return to Australia for four months, visiting the same three hosts that I stayed with on my trip last year. I say hosts, but they are dear friends and I can’t wait to see the Connell, Booth and Calandra families. Then, I will return to Prince Edward Island in May.
So, this post is a bit of ‘reset’ as I know I have many followers who aren’t from Prince Edward Island and needed an explanation of where I disappeared to. I am reappearing on a blog near you…in Jordan.
Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. – Seneca