Amongst the meat racks
This chap, photographed in Damascus, near the meat market, has a smile which reminds me a lot fo Roger Federer (as had the receptionist at the hotel I stayed at last week in Poland).
I am on my way now to Riyadh in Saudi Arbia, stopping off to change planes in Paris. Just like in Amsterdam, the sun is shing and it is about minus 5 degrees outside. Perfec t winter weather. In Riyadh, on the other hand, things are warming up and it could be 30 degrees warmer. This is why I left my wonter coat in the lockers at Schiphol, for Fred to pick up on the way back from school on Monday.
Anyway, we will be hearing a lot about Riyadh and Saudi Arabia in the next days (I hope). Just to say now that I will go going the following week to Dubai where I will be able to visit the new Meydan racecourse - big race on 25th February. But alos, there is teh Dubai Tennis Championships, where Roger Federer is expected to play, along with Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Nikolay Davydenko and Andy Roddick. I hope I will be able to get tickets to see at least some of these great tennis players!
But first, I have a plane to catch....