YURI

An Atheist, an Orthodox Jew and a Born Again Christian are sitting together in a bar in Jerusalem… . It could be the start of a bad joke, but it’s not. It’s reality. It’s the exact situation I’m in, sitting in the bar of the Post Hostel in Jerusalem, sharing beers, a very particular evening… … More YURI

SHADMAN

In Tel Aviv I’m meeting up with Roger. He’s a friend of mine from Rwanda. He used to work for UNICEF while I was working for the Belgian Development Agency. He works now in Gaza for the UNRWA , still in child protection. Living and working in Gaza can be pretty intense, especially because the … More SHADMAN

ADRIAN

The sun is already going down when I finally ride down mountain Hermon. It’s a two hours drive to the port of Haifa. On my way I have a strange pit stop. As I pull over at a gas station the Service station attendant greets me with the following words: “chello my darling!” I give … More ADRIAN

SALIM

After avoiding several tourist traps for three days, I believe it was time to go further north. I just had one stop on the road, Little Petra. As you can already guess from it’s name, it’s a bit smaller than Petra but it’s still worth a stop. It’s cold and foggy. After a few kilometres … More SALIM

LAKIM

The next morning I’m riding towards Petra, that other touristic highlight in Jordan. On my way out of Wadi Rum I see a guy walking along the desert road. I ask him if he needs to be somewhere. Lakim is his name. “I have to be at the train station!” he tells me. “excuse me, … More LAKIM

FAHID

The Jordan’s part of the border handles everything very swift. We pay a temporary import tax for the bikes and we get a free visa. It’s already dark when we ride into Aqaba. The first thing I’ve planned for us is a short Burger King visit. Although Willem used to be a big opponent of … More FAHID