My first journal entry, I have just under 8 weeks to go till departure, currently I'm waiting for my passport back from the Syrian embassy (hopefully with a visa stamped in it!). Then its off to the Egyptian embassy and finally off to the Jordanian embassy in order to make the border transitions as quick as possible although as I will be taking buses, ferries, taxis and trains for the majority of the time getting through as swift as possible depends upon the time for the slowest person in the mode of transport to get through!
I've decided to take Lebanon out of the equation simply due to its current instability in a political context and the bomb earlier this week didn't help to dispel any such thoughts. I've got my Canon IXUS 90 with an 8GB HCSD card, enough to keep me going for 4500 photos and a Sony HD high definition camcorder enough to store 15 hours of HD footage, hopefully I can upload some stuff in an internet cafe in each of the cities! This is such a dull post, I can't beleive you're actually reading this, do you not have anything better to do on a Friday night? Right I'm off...countdown begins here..