Tag Archives: Jordan

Ants and “Lysol”

Two weeks ago we moved into a new house and it has been just one drama after another. Yesterday was no exception… Gary’s story: So, my nose doesn’t always work very well – I have to preface this story with … Continue reading

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Arabic Lesson with a Friend

Through the alley, up the stairs, I ring the door bell It sounds like a song bird. “Marhaba Habibti!” We kiss, one, two, three, sneak in four times because I really love her. She brings tea. She brings the fan. … Continue reading

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Month in Jordan Update

What has been on my mind? We’ve been in Jordan just over a month now. God, what is my prayer? I am afraid of missing out… I’m here for a short time… I want to meet people, practice Arabic, serve, … Continue reading

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Chicken Hearts

Yesterday Gary and I went to the Suq (the marketplace) to get some food to stock up for all the shops being closed for Eid Al-Adha. We got our fruits and vegetables at the different stands, then went to the … Continue reading

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PlayStation Disappointment

When I was around 8 years old, living in Jordan with my family, I remember being introduced to PlayStation for the first time. I was in class and I heard some classmates talking about playing in this play station. I … Continue reading

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Week 3 Jordan

We’ve been in Jordan now for a little over two weeks. Here are a few thoughts (please just keep in mind that Gary and my experiences here in Jordan are not universal in the Middle East. We are mainly around … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Kids

Kids here in Jordan often play in the street without their parents nearby. The older ones take care of the younger ones. You can see their moms sometimes peek out the windows from their apartments. Yesterday, there were several kids … Continue reading

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Traveling to France and Jordan

We left for a mini-vacation/layover in France on August 1 then left for Jordan on August 7. First we arrived in Thibvillers, France and stayed in the cutest little old barn converted into a cottage. Some friends were kind enough … Continue reading

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Hijab

When I lived in Jordan in 2015, I remember meeting an American, Christian girl who chose to wear the hijab in Jordan. Just in case you are not aware, Jordan is not a country that forces women to wear hijab … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts Before Moving to Jordan

A few random thoughts as we prepare to move to Jordan… Our flight there is August 1st and our return flight is for January 31st. Spices— call me a weirdo, but I’ve really been obsessing over what to do with … Continue reading

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