ding ding ding!!
as of today it’s been 4 whole months that i’ve been on the road. when i posted a review of my first two months, i was in turkey and had seen 7 countries so far. now i’m in india, my *13th* country. it’s hard to believe that i’ve been in so many countries in the last 4 months. each place that i’ve been to has just been so interesting in it’s own way.
in the last 2 months: i’ve slept in a cave, i’ve befriended a local and crashed at his house, i’ve seen more ruins than you could shake a stick at, i’ve smoked many hookas, i’ve traveled to what Bush calls the axis of evil (syria), i’ve celebrated thanksgiving, christmas, and new years in unusual circumstances, i’ve made all sorts of traveler friends from all over the world, i’ve explored abandoned castles, i’ve visited the oldest continually inhabited city in the world (damascus), i’ve seen a ton of mosques in all different shapes and sizes, i’ve heard the call to prayer a million times, i’ve battled merchants and post offices to get hookas to send home, i’ve been interrogated by israelis and left stranded at their border, i’ve seen more soldiers with machine guns than you’d see in the most violent action flick, i’ve celebrated hanukkah and lit candles in israel, i’ve seen a rabbi in a crane, i’ve seen one of the most holy places in the world for 3 different religions, i’ve witnessed two different fights, i’ve floated about in the dead sea, i’ve hung out w/ Sage, i’ve seen the place where indiana jones and the last crusade was shot (petra), i’ve gotten a shave by an egyptian barber who used a string to pluck my hair, i’ve gone diving in a sunken navy ship and also have dived down to 100 feet below the ocean’s surface, i’ve seen the nile river, i rode a horse around the pyramids of egypt, and i even got to be in an indian tv show.
that’s quite a lot accomplished for just 2 months eh?
so now, with 4 months down, i wonder what the next 8 will have in store. hopefully they’ll be as crazy and memorable as the last 4.
so anyways, same as last time, i’d like to know who’s still keeping up w/ reading the journal. if you’re out there and you’re reading this, please reply to this post, even if it’s just to say “hi”. it sucks that my journal doesnt really have a way of keeping track of who reads it, so unfortunately, i usually have no clue if anyone at all bothers w/ it anymore…