The First Few Days
Dec14

The First Few Days

As I write this post, I’m sitting in one of our two living rooms (Hello, awesome apartment), feeling the cool night breeze coming in through the window, looking out over the picturesque city landscape, and listening to boys playing soccer in the street below (saying about one “yallah” per 30 seconds). Amman is such an incredible city. It’s busy, with cars honking and music playing day and night, but it’s...

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The Rose City- Petra
Dec07

The Rose City- Petra

Did you really go to Jordan if you didn’t go to Petra? Normally, I’m critical of things that are super popular, but, trust me, Petra is 1 of the 7 Modern Wonders of the World for a reason. There really aren’t words or even pictures that are adequate to describe the beauty of this ancient city. The vast, almost perfectly preserved facades, the colors in the rock, and the view from on top of one of the mountains all...

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When You Want to Book the Next Flight Home…
Dec07

When You Want to Book the Next Flight Home…

Long story short…don’t. Remember when you stepped off the plane into this new country and everything was beautiful? Granted, you were probably just glad to be out of airports, and at this point, it didn’t matter where you were…But, still, remember? Remember how the sun shown so perfectly on you as you walked out of that last airport, pulling your luggage and trying not to trip because you were so busy looking...

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And Jordan is…where?
Sep22

And Jordan is…where?

This might be one of the common questions that people ask me once I tell that I’m studying abroad in Jordan this year. If you’re not super into history/geography/politics and not obsessed with the Middle East (like me), it’s understandable that you might not know where Jordan is. So…this is where Jordan is! It’s the country in yellow, northwest of Saudi Arabia. (Note that Jordan is not in Africa 🙂 ). Here...

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