Thank you Jordan for two incredible years. Thank you for your blue skies and stunning deserts. Thank you for your dusty hills and ancient ruins. Thank you for teaching us to love falafel, kanafeh, mansef and figs. And thank you for showing us what real hummus should taste like. Thank you for your beautiful mosquesContinue reading “Thank You Jordan”
A year ago, I wrote a blog post on my daughter’s prom. If you want a refresher, here you go. But this year I’m the mom of a boy attending prom, which is a different animal. There is a whole different focus when you’re the parent of a boy going to prom. Here is how thingsContinue reading “Prom: Boy’s Turn”
When we first arrived in Jordan, almost two years ago, I was in awe of this country. Everywhere I looked was a feast for the eyes and I couldn’t soak in enough of it. Everything was so exotic and I wanted to taste and feel and see it all. This feeling of awe lasted forContinue reading “Becoming Home”
Spring break in Egypt. March 2015.
The weather in Amman is generally great. The blue skies and pleasant temperatures invite you to get outside and walk around. Unfortunately, it’s hard to walk around Amman. Cars park on the sidewalk and they plant bushes right in the middle of the walkways. In other places there are no sidewalks at all. But weContinue reading “Walking to the store”
Our SixAbroad Spring Break holiday was spent in Egypt. Highlights included a Nile river cruise from Luxor to Aswan: Karnak Temple: Edfu Temple: The Cairo Museum: Riding camels around the Great Pyramids of Giza: And waking up to this view at the Mena House Hotel: But my favorite experience of our trip was the sunriseContinue reading “Egyptian Tourism Plea”
A couple of weeks ago, Jason and I went to Istanbul with our friends Michelle and Ian. Michelle is a renown Foreign Service blogger. You can check out her blog at http://www.globehoppers.us. In Istanbul, I was able to cross an item off my Bucket List by seeing the Hagia Sophia in person. The interior ofContinue reading “The Turkish Bath”