Two weeks across the Middle East on bicycles
3/17/2007 10:30 p.m. Amman airport
It’s dark, cold and rainy. Somehow we came to Jordan with different expectations. At the exit a minivan is waiting for us. Slowly we roll out of the airport through deserted streets and big puddles along the road. 30 minutes later we arrive in Madaba. It’s not very inviting on a dark, windy night.
3/18/2007 Madaba 70 km 1000 m total altitude gain
The next morning, we are greeted with a bright blue sky. We get up early to put the bikes together, check the gear and pack our bags. Besides a few scratches, both bikes survived the transport unharmed, despite our minimal packaging. The first leg will be a casual stroll to Mount Nebu and the Dead Sea without our bags.