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Amman to the Dead Sea

October 22, 2012

This past Friday was a change of pace from my usual routine of hanging downtown after Jum’ah, waiting for a protest to begin. Instead of chasing demonstrators with a camera, I headed to the Dead Sea on a mountain bike as part of a weekly ride Cycling Jordan was hosting.

Luckily since the Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth, the second half of the 35-km ride was almost entirely downhill. SERIOUS downhill. I did my best to film a few moments from the breakneck ride, but for fear of losing control as I sped past local boys throwing rocks, these two short videos are all I was able to capture on camera.

Take II.

At the end of the ride as some cyclists doctored wounds and others stood overlooking the sea, I sought refuge from the sun in the fly-filled bus and thought, “How lucky am I?” I am grateful (almost!) every day for the places I am able to see and the people I am able to meet here in this country.

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  1. October 22, 2012 8:58 pm

    Glad to know you had fun 🙂

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