Guess what...I'm in Sao Paulo Brazil. I left the country because of the war. My car is in Beirut. Life is so hard in Syria and Civilians are suffering from the sectarian war. I receive every now and then requests from people who are interested in an adventure to Syria (they look like war tourists). I recommended to many not to go, as me myself don't feel safe to go there.
Anyway, if you are interested in going to Lebanon and Jordan, please drop me a line.
Happy New Year
Today is May 30, 2011.
I dropped Rosemary and Peter in Amman 5 days ago. I started with Sandra and her husband from Argentina on May 26 from Damascus to Palmyra to Beirut where I left them yesterday. Time to relax. Cheers.
Today is May 16, 2011.
I'm in Aleppo with Rosemary and Peter from Australia. We have one week Syria and Lebanon through Krak des Chevalier.
Today is April 21, 2011.
I'm with a Norwegian Group in Beirut. Tomorrow we are heading to Krak des Chevalier in Syria.
Angela wrote about her recent trip with me in this link http://somuchmoretosee.blogspot.com/search/label/Syria
Today is April 11, 2011.
I'm with a US solo traveler in Petra. Tomorrow, we will be in the Desert of Wadi Rum. On Wed, we are heading to Damascus.
Today is April 4, 2011.
I'm with a Dutch Group in Aleppo.
Tomorrow we are heading to Apamea.
20 years of education, business and some other varied interests were so productive, but yet not to the extent that created a real joy for me. Time had come for a real change and I had to have my one year sabbatical to decide which job would make me enjoy the best. Back from the US in 2008, I experienced a real cultural shock in my own birth country, Syria. Although my qualifications, experience and degrees attracted many employers to hire me in high paid jobs, I was reluctant to accept any of them due to many unpublished reasons. The sabbatical came into an unexpected delighting decision, let me Enjoy Drive Tourists Happy in my own country. So far I'm so happy I took this decision. Why? I will tell you when you are in my car.