While we there I read an amazing article in the Gulf News about a young Emirati guy called Jalal bin Thaneya.
Jalal is only 25 but he's already embarked on four lengthy walks to collect funds for various worthy causes (autism and a paediatric centre are two).
This time he's setting off on a walk from Abu Dhabi to Makkah. A huge walk of 2,000km which he aims to complete in 35 days.
I love the fact that he's packing light - 2 shirts, 2 coats, 1 jacket and 2 trousers but he also has a camel pack with medical stuff, a SAT phone, GPS navigator, camera and laptop. He's a 21st century boy!
|The heroic Jalal bin Thaneya is in there somewhere.|
I'm going to follow his progress over the next 35 days and let you know how he gets on.
Love and peace - Wozza
P.S. PJ's going to have conniptions over that post title!