Over the past several months, the "blog" I have watched with the greatest anticipation and read even when I should be preparing for class is by Jeremy Kroeker, a former high school class mate of mine, who set out on a motorcycle trip from Germany to Iran in October. He eventually made it to Iran (without the motorcycle). After wandering through Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel--all places I would love to visit in the middle of a Saskatchewan winter--Jeremy is now planning a return trip through North Africa. As well as being a motorcyclist, Jeremy is an exceptional photographer, and a fine (and funny!) writer. Here's a sampling:
I survived the Intifada and all I got was this lousy t-shirt
Secret police, camel meat, and unrelated photos (from Iran)
Riding with Hisbullah (from Lebanon)
Jeremy's book, Motorcycle Therapy, is also very good.