Tag Archives: Jordan

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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Yarmouk University

I’ve been packing up the house the last few days to prepare for moving to Jordan…. Just things that we won’t need for the next few months… like decorations, pictures, some books. The house looks super bare now… it’s a … Continue reading

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Addressing the Generalizations

I’ve recently been hearing a lot of terrible generalizations about Muslims. I would just like to provide my opinion as someone who has lived in Jordan for two years and studied Arabic and Arab culture for over six years. I … Continue reading

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Season of Loneliness Past

Lying in bed with my husband’s arms wrapped around me, that last moment before falling asleep, I opened my eyes and see that dim, little flash of purple light from my phone on the floor… the one that indicates someone … Continue reading

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