Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Expedition-ette

The joys of blogging do not extend to the province of absentia. While our week was consumed with guests from abroad, language school, the beginning of Ramadan, and preparation for a 4 week outing…I have felt that my literary liability was exceeding acceptable limits. If you must protest, I will be happy to forfeit your readership until you feel I have been aptly punished. Ouch. For the rest of you….let’s get down to business.
We will be heading out on our first foray into the eastern regions of Asia Minor within 72 hours. Accepting an invitation to spend the month of Ramadan in a string of villages within the mountainous border locales was too much for this particular crew of wanderers to resist.
This will be our first Asian road trip with our departure heading us to the extreme eastern border where we will cross into the Republic of Georgia. After taking care of some business we will travel back into Turkey and south along the Iranian border to visit the first of several villages over a 3-4 week period. Our time in these villages will be spent meeting and interviewing those who live in this remote region and participating in their observance of Ramadan.
While this is a minor outing compared to the impending Silk Road Expedition 07'...we will at least get to put a few thousand miles of Asia under our belt, get some dirt on our boots, live with the locals, and spend a night or two under the stars.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How exciting! You will be in my thoughts as you travel.

Take care,

Living, Traveling, and Wandering on the Far Side of the World

Living, Traveling, and Wandering on the Far Side of the World