BikeAbout the Mediterranean: Jordan


His Majesty King Hussein I, 1935-1999

The whole world has learned of the passing of His Majesty King Hussein I. The whole world mourns the loss of a man who found a great place in history by gently working a sensitive road between opposing influences and battling forces. The whole world pays tribute to a man who always tried to do the right thing by his conscience.

BikeAbout would like to share with you our deep feelings at the news of his death. From all of us, our thoughts are with our friends in Jordan, their countrymen, and everyone in the region. It is our greatest hope that this will be a period of reflection and further healing. It is our continued hope that this will be a period of smooth transition and that the new king will find as strong a place in your home as his father and great-grandfather did.

BikeAbout-the Mediterranean was a nine-month, 11,000-kilometer circumnavigation of the Mediterranean Sea... by bicycle. Three members of the BikeAbout team (Anthony, Padraic and Ethan) visited Jordan from January 24, 1998 to January 25, 1998. To read about what happened, see any of the following trip dispatches:

bulletJanuary 24, 1998, Irbid, Jordan
Topics: border crossing, Dead Sea, Jordan River Valley, Jericho
bulletJanuary 25-28, 1998, Irbid, Jordan (01/25); Beirut, Lebanon (01/28)
Topics: Amman (Jordan), visas, Irbid (Jordan), the Palestinian Question, King Hussein, HISTORY, Beirut first impressions

In addition to reading these dispatches, we encourage you to visit these resources:

bulletBikeAbout Jordan Scrapbook
Photos and sounds gathered by the BikeAbout team; maps of Jordanian coast.
bulletAbout Jordan
Basic facts about Jordan's government, economy, and people; links to other sources of information on the 'Net. Compiled by BikeAbout.

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