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... in getting me to my appointments. I first went to Amman Baccalaureate School, where the director of University Counseling is an expat living in Amman for 40 years. She and her staff were so excited about Drew, they kept running out of the room to grab students for me to speak with. I met three outstanding young men, all of whom would be perfect for Drew. The three counselors themselves told me they wanted to come enroll themselves back in university. A very good sign!! My appointment ...
... which sponsors the Jordan project for
two different schools in Amman, one is the Young Muslim Women’s
Association (YMWA) Centre for Special Education which my roommate is
volunteering at and the other is the school I have been
assigned to. The foundation is the same organization I went
to Zambia with last summer. For more information you can go to the
following website ...
A final day in Amman for shopping and one last dinner with the tour group at Jafra Cafe. And finally I saw a reasonable number of Jordanian women out in public. Up until now, they've been few and far between. The tourism and service jobs are all held by men, and the pedestrian traffic was also 95% male. But at Mecca mall, women reigned, either shopping in pairs or with their husbands. Most were traditionally dressed in abayas and headscarves, sometimes ...
... me explain further.
This means the public/mixed gender hot springs are enjoyed mostly by men (90%) and of the women that are courageous enough to enter the pools, 99% are covered from head/neck to ankle. I literally saw women walk in fully clothed in jeans and their traditional robes. One women was daring enough to wear a loose, thick t-shirt, and loose board shorts, and a baseball cap. She refused to talk to me though.
... physically far by Canadian standards, but a long trip through the uber-congested Amman traffic.
Overall, I have no love lost on the city, and despite never finding a good falafel in Jordan (they're not as prevalent as online comments seem to suggest), it was worth the stop for the Citadel/Archaeological Museum visit.