Tag Archives: Jordan

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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يالله باي، الأردن! | Yallah bye, Jordan!

“The other side of challenging is incredibly life-changing.” This is what my stepmother told me when I was struggling at the beginning of the semester to adjust to the language barrier, the cultural differences, and being over 6000 miles away … Continue reading

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Eat! Eat!

It was 9:00 at night, and I had just gotten back from a cafe, where I was doing some studying for finals. I hadn’t eaten dinner yet, so I was starving and craving the tomato and vegetable stew-like thing over … Continue reading

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Shamelessly Being a Tourist

“جاهزة؟” (“Ready?”), the man asked me as I tried to balance myself on my new friend, a large camel in the desert of Wadi Run. I hesitated only slightly before nodding, bracing myself for the camel to stand up. With … Continue reading

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Escaping the city

Amman is an absolutely wonderful city, with an interesting mix of hip restaurants and ancient ruins. However, it also has a mix of pollution, cigarette smoke, and, yes, *peaceful* protests. Luckily, last weekend we were able to head down south … Continue reading

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Study abroad: one giant game of charades

First, a little bit about my family: They are an older Muslim couple who live right near a mosque in Amman. They have five daughters and two sons, and all of them are grown, but they come and visit often, … Continue reading

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T-minus 6 days

In one week, I will be in Jordan. In ONE WEEK, I will be jetlagged and exhausted… but IN JORDAN. Right now, being jetlagged and exhausted are the only two things I can predict for sure. I have signed up … Continue reading

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Syria, Wadi Rum, Splitting the Bill

Syria: Highlights (I went quite a while ago, but I can’t just pass this over! I’m going to try and be a fervent blogger for you guys during the next two weeks, since I LEAVE IN 12 DAYS!) 1. Everything. … Continue reading

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