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Old 04-20-2013, 02:48 PM   #11
worldrider
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Location: from Orange County; currently on a world ride
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The Possibilities

I've been all over Jordan, Israel, Syria, Lebanon and straddled the border of Saudi and Iraq.

60 days is nothing? Before you go? Instead of training self defense, invest that time learning a little Arabic!
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Originally Posted by Mark Manley View Post
…the two most important things you can take for your own protection are a confident handshake and a winning smile
MARK!!!! You have it so right on. The most powerful "weapon" you can bring with you is your smile!

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…self defence and survival training are possibly a little over the top.
AGREED!!! Language: Arabic lessons. Seriously. Enshallah.

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…the greatest risk you will face in the Middle East is caffine poisoning from all of that Islamic hospitality.
Shai, or chai however you spell it. Good god, I couldn't go anywhere without the offer. Only had to pay for my own fuel about half the time.

Don't worry, don't have any fear. Just be open to the possibilities. And realize those possibilities.
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