Jordan

Aqa-blah

Posted by on Jun 1, 2008 in Europe & The Mid East, Jordan | 2 comments

Aqa-blah

While Jon did a hilarious job describing the hospitality of our hosts in Aqaba (where he got sick), my impression was a little different. From my perspective they were almost too friendly. While they had good intentions, every single time I stepped out of our room, at least four people would inquire as to Jon’s health, they would then recommend their own home remedy and try to drag me to the pharmacy with them to buy some drugs. The friendly taxi-driver (for whom I set up an email address the day before) finally persuaded me to come with him into town to go to the pharmacy. The...

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On Jordan and the Backstreet Boys

Posted by on May 30, 2008 in Europe & The Mid East, Jordan | 8 comments

On Jordan and the Backstreet Boys

Allison and I wrapped up our ten days in the hot, friendly country of Jordan. While I won’t delve into each stop in detail (however detail is available for those who are curious), I’ll touch on a few unique highlights. One of the first things almost anyone will notice about Jordan is just how friendly everyone is. Sure, most people are attempting to sell you something, but the difference is that even if you don’t want what they are selling, they will still dispense useful advice. “Oh, you don’t want a private driver? No problem. I’d recommend you catch...

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