(Very) Long Time no Post, and Israel?

So it’s been a while since I made a post, and time seems to be flying right now what with work and organising the trip and trying to get my family around London to watch my graduation and celebrate family birthdays. But here goes, now that it’s christmas and I’m forced into spending almost two weeks at home with my family, I should get caught up on the blog posts!

In a quick note, I was contacted via facebook by a fellow Brompton rider in Israel wondering if I was passing that way. I’m trying to work out how to make it happen, and have already noted that El Al have regular scheduled flights from Tel Aviv to Mumbai and let you take a bike for free, which is looking to be much easier than working out a flight across the Middle East from Turkey. There are two potential sticking points though. The difficulty that having an Israeli visa or stamp in my passport can cause in getting in to some countries, and the slight inconvenience of cycling through Syria and Lebanon (remember that southern Lebanon was a war zone only a year and a half ago in Summer 2006).

Hopefully I can work it out, because that’s three more countries and some cool people to meet up with!

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