Having tired and failed with trying to get this published\, I figure it's now time to put it on the Internet, A chapter at a time.....
Istanbul Israel with a bicycle
(It would have been Istanbul but a carpet shagged me)
By Peter Jordan
Ó Peter Jordan, 1998
10. Learning to speak English again; Lisbon
11. A dream reawakened - Cadiz
12. Landfall Africa
13. Back to Normality
15. The Mother-in-Law – Southern Italy
16. "Never judge a book by the cover" – Guidebook discrepancies
17. The Last Leg
Dedications and Acknowledgements:
To my parents Pauline & Vincent Jordan with love and gratitude.
With grateful thanks and acknowledgements:
To my brothers, sister, sister in law, nephews and aunt Dympna, who were there for me.
To the memory of Helen B and Jimmy Mc whose spirits accompanied and helped me all the way and to that of Louis Mongan who greeted me on my return.
To the anonymous examiner in the 1987 Leaving Certificate English exam whose D made me set out to prove them wrong.
To the others who played a part in the birthing process, Kimb in Florida, Lanky and Niki who put up with me for 3 months and let me use their computer, Kelly who did likewise, Mick Walshe and all at HRC, Florida. Catherine, Mary, Teresa, Breda, Michelle, Fidelma, Eddie and Katie in Kerry.
To Maurice, Patrick & Eileen O’Donoghue & all at the Gleneagle Hotel.
To all the travellers and others I met along the way and helped make the journey what it was especially; Frank, Jan, Lauryl, Matt, Shannon, Katie, Patrick, Rick, Maria, Bernadette, Mark, Joe, June, Monique, Matthew, Brian, Barry, Hans, Kris McH, Jim H and Carol Ann.
To Tom and Mary Higgins and all at Breaffy NS who tolerated my daydreaming and set me in this direction.
To Paddy O’Gorman for advice and encouragement.
To Dervla Murphy for starting it all.
This site is maintained and updated by Peter Jordan,
Last Updated 24th March 2001
© Peter Jordan, 2001