Somewhere in the Middle East today, two courageous young explorers are backpacking their way through an adventure, storing up memories and photos and stories for a lifetime.
The blog is Glory-Ho by Andrea Enright and Michael Boudreaux, a chronicle of the authors' travels off the beaten paths in places where most of us would not dare ... Bulgaria, Turkey and, most recently, Syria. The tales are rich and well-told, echoing with the voices of the people. The images are so evocative that you'll feel you're traveling too, just a step behind, drinking in the air of another world, another time.
Two favorite posts of mine are the beautifully written Something to Believe In and the surprisingly complex Doors of Damascus. (I have a thing for doors, and these make me ache to open them.) I'm sure you'll find favorites of your own there. So go. See.
* I found my way into Glory-Ho via the sidebar at Just a Hippie Gypsy, another worthy blog in its own right and well worth a visit. Happy reading!