Monthly Archives: June 2011

modest crowd at juhu

took a walk up north to sea the Wisdom and ran into the sunday rush on juhu beach. Advertisements

MV Wisdom

she washed up last week after the tow cable broke on the way up from sri lanka to the ship breaker’s at alang.  the beach was jammed and all the vendors set up shop near the new tourist attraction.

uncle Hani’s farm

took a drive out to Hani’s farm near alia airport and sampled the local produce.

O Beach

Huzz was kind enough to let us join him at his bungalow on the dead sea.  israel in the distance.

Palestine

we didn’t actually make it to the West Bank, but geeshman’s blackberry did pick up a welcome message from the palestinian authority via a west bank cell network.

Hejaz railway

railroad used to run all the way from damascus down through saudi arabia, but the only stretch operational today carries phosphates from the desert down to the aqaba port.  the highway follows the line up from aqaba to amman, and we crossed the tracks when we drove to wadi rum. fortunately, lawrence never showed up […]

Aqaba

Aqaba was a little strange.  lot’s of security, lots of trade, and situated at the union of egypt, israel, jordan, and saudi arabia.  the “Arab flag” flies on a massive flagpole in the middle of the city, and wikipedia says that this flag has been used ever since lawrence invaded in WWI.  took this photo […]

Petra

took a long time to make it through the petra canyon but the walk was worth it.  rune is gearing up to take a shot of me and the geesh man.

Amman

went to the ruins in old amman on the first day.  apparently all kinds of groups built on the location, most recently romans.  uncle Hani’s biz district is in the distance, as is the amphitheater.

office

deep in the jungle