Jordan/Lebanon/Syria anyone?

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Jordan/Lebanon/Syria anyone?

Post by Mark1 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:57 pm

I'm planning spending some time in the area this summer and then again next spring to volunteer/study/travel (at different times) - I was wondering if there is any active Old Blue presence there. If you're in the region, or know relevant people who are, please let me know!

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Post by J.R. » Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:37 am

Rather a volatile area to visit, Mark ???
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Post by Mark1 » Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:39 am

Well, it's not Sussex, but Jordan certainly isn't a warzone. I'll be there this summer working in Amman with Palestinian refugees - really looking forward to it, and was wondering if there were any relevant connections with CH.
Lebanon, on the other hand, is as you say a little more volatile. I guess the attraction of the university and the culture is trumping that for me at the moment, but it's certainly somewhere I'll be ready to keep my head down if needs be.
Oh well. I thought it was at least worth a try to see the limits of the Housey network!

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Post by ojjman » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:00 pm

Ha Mark, I just logged on for the first time in ages to see if there were any travel opportunities - incl something in Syria & you've written something on it this morning. Raff & I are talking about going to Israel over their May anniversary. I'm inter railing from 23 feb > looking at going through Istanbul > Syria > Jerusalem. Might do trans-Siberian railway though...anyways.

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