Saturday, June 14, 2008

jordan and alexandria

JORDAN April 24 - May 2, 2008
Cairo to Amman... 
crossing the Red Sea..
eaten by mosquitoes on a sleepless night at a truckers hotel... 
will the jordanian officials admit my Guatemalan passport...?
scuba diving around a submerged tank in the Red Sea... 
hiking in the solitude of a red desert in Wadi Rum... 
exploring the ancient and amazing city called Petra... 
pink mountains transformed into a magical city... 
listening to bedouin music by candle light... 
floating while reading a book in the dead sea... 
getting lost driving around the streets Amman... 
how we were getting back to Cairo..? 
crossing the red sea on a sunny day in a luxury yatch... 
loving the adventure of it all...
thrilled by uncertainty... 
in one phrase from Ricardo Arjona: living without a script...




ALEXANDRIA May 17, 2008
a spontanteous day trip to enjoy the compay of friends..
the nostalgia of trains.. 
the excitement of books.. 
the beauty art.. 
the joy of conversations.. 
the surprise of a French cafe.. 
the taste of a delicious seafood dinner.. 
the concern of not being able to get tickets to return home.. 
and finally the happiness when everything worked out... 
wonderful memories of a day in Alexandria that was not planned, 
but it felt as if it had been...