Author Archives: Caitlin Attal

A Cry for A Chai?

Every morning on my way to class I pass by Gloria Jean’s, the popular (but expensive) chain coffee shop. Rather than stopping for my usual $.35 tiny cup of tea, I like to treat myself to a $2.40 cup of … Continue reading

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Only in Jordan (Cont’d)…

22. Would a guy take off his pants (literally undo his belt, unzip, and pull down) in the “corner” of the mall to re-tuck in his shirt. 23. Would stores not open until 1:30 pm but stay open until 1:30 … Continue reading

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Train Rides, Amusement Parks, and Graveyards

For the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, we had a week off of classes, which obviously translated into a week to do as much travelling as we could. My destinations of choice: Cairo, Egypt, and Jerusalem, Israel. I went to … Continue reading

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Two Random Stories from Amman

1. After coming back from Egypt this past weekend, my roommate and I were dropped off in front of our house, and we were practically sleep walking to our front door. We were so exhausted that all we could think … Continue reading

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Saga of Beirut Taxi Troubles

1. The airport is teeming with taxi drivers who like to smell out Americans to rip them off with an exorbitant taxi fare. Well our driver smelled out the wrong Americans. Kirsten’s friend told us not to pay more than … Continue reading

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Only in Jordan

Only in Jordan… 1. would a taxi driver back up in the middle of a busy street because he missed the left turn. 2. would my handshake be rejected by a man. 3. would the forecast be a dust storm … Continue reading

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Jordanian Catholic Mass

I have a confession: I haven’t gone to church since I was in Cuba in late May. Not good, I know. So when my friend Matt told me about a Catholic Mass at a local church, I said I’d join … Continue reading

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عمان مش القاهرة : Amman is no Cairo

Greetings from Jordan! After a hassle and a half trying to get to Amman, I finally made it! We have been “orientating” for the past week, and I feel like I have already pretty much settled in and am ready … Continue reading

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Look out Jordan, Here I Come!

الشرق الاوسط. The Middle East. Three words that are music to my ears. It has been three long years since I have been back to the region, and that’s three years too long. Although I will only have the opportunity to visit … Continue reading

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