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... so headed down. At 9.30 a car pulled up, and the driver said "Emma's parents?", and we were off.
Our first stop was the Blue Mosque - the big dome was blue mosaic, but at present it is surrounded by scafolding (the story of our travels!), and the mosaic is being chipped off, ready to redo. Mohammed came in with us, which was great. I had to wear a head to toe black dress thing, and the first one I put on obviously didn't pass muster, as I'd had it ...
... to visit without a private car or a tour since public transport there is non existent. Public transport in Jordan generally works on a series of identical looking minibuses that wait till it is full before it leaves and EVERY seat has to be occupied before it leaves. As you can imagine travelling with a large backpack as well as a rucksack proved ill-suited to this environment and even with the concerted effort to take up as little space as possible, this proved a ...
... they are happy to talk to you. This is just the beginning. I still have an entire semester to learn, and even that won't be enough.
After three hours of learning the dialect and how to deal with cab drivers, we had a scavenger hunt. The goal was to find some places around the university that would be useful for the months to come. Overall the day has been good. I'm looking forward to the weekend, so I can do some exploring with my new friends.
PS: Pictures to come!
... mixture of apprehension and excitement, and the many opinions of friends and family who would like us to return in one piece - and refreshed as one should be after a holiday. We just don't know what to do. Back in August, I read an autobiography called "The Spiral Staircase" by religious scholar and founder of the Charter for Compassion, Karen Armstrong. It was her description of arriving in Jerusalem and recognizing within it the hope ...
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