After some days on the road we arrived to the Wadi Rum desert, a magnificent site where the nature shows all its splendour. A land of big mountains, impressive dunes and Bedouins who follow the way of life of their ancestors. An almost perfect place to get lost in it.
The trip continued to Amman, the capital city, and it has been a surprise. I liked its combination of a traditional and older part with one modern, built according to western stylistic criterions, where also the women seem freer, emancipated.
We arrived in Beirut on the middle of December of 2006, and in spite of there were more than four months since the war with Israel had already ended, the Lebanese capital was not still in peace because now the threat was the beginning of a new civil war.
The trip through Syria lasted two months, it was too much cold and sometimes with some rains; we visited archaeological places like Ebla, Afamia and Palmyra. By this way, slowly and curious we were living together with some families, with their way of life and traditions, but how difficult it was sometimes.
The travel in Turkey with Clara was not as simple as when I travelled alone; Now I am not so nice for men and their looks are not more to me. The Turks are good people, but many times I had to impose to them.
I met Pablo in November of 2005, in Palermo, Sicily, but at the end of April I didn’t have the courage and I couldn’t leave as we believed it possible. I was not able to abandon that who I was up to August 19 when finally I arrived to the port of Brindisi and I understood what I should think: “I can not lose that ship to Turkey."