Well, there's been a slight change of plans destination wise, but the good news is I'm hitting the road soon!
Ticket's booked and I'm heading back to the Middle East at the beginning of May staying until the end of September (in time for the arrival of my niece(s)/nephew(s) twins).
Starting in Paris for a couple of days to meet friends then Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and finish off in Athens (Greece) where I can stay with an old friend from my university days.
I've been to Syria before but only for a short trip and accompanied by a travel companion whose travel style was not necessarily compatible with mine. Greece is also a repeat (3 times lucky?) but I've been offered a place to stay for a few weeks, where I can possibly get some writing done.
Will be setting up a new blog for this trip and will post the link here once I start adding content.