Grand Palace Amman
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i totally freaked out at the airport... there were weird things happening at the passport counter and my paranoia was in overdrive... a passport official then singled out me and Viv from the middle of the queue, at first with eye and head movements, but then pointing and motioning that we needed to go to him...I think I was smiling, but on the …
... conversation. I learned so much from him about the government in Jordan; both past and present. He was even kind enough one day, after a quick Duty Free store run, to drive me around a bit and show me the US Embassy. After knowing me for only two days he invited me to join him and his friends for a BBQ dinner. It was so nice to feel so welcomed. I just can’t understand how a man so smart and wonderful prefers tennis over American ...
... promised land. We are surrounded by all the places named in the bible, Jerusalem, Bethlehem and the likes, all within a stones throw. We are so close to Israel that I even get a text saying "welcome to Israel"!
Mount Nebo is obviously a place of pilgrimage, men of the cloth, nuns and worshippers, particularly from Italy come here. Sadly the church dedicated to Moses is closed for restoration, but various mosaics from the floor have ...
... even though it feels like a month, it's only been a few days and it's ok that I don't know the city well yet, or even how to get to school. It's ok that I haven't eaten as healthy as usual or exercised at all. It's ok that my office is still bare, our apartment is pretty bare too. It's ok that I haven't bought fruit and veggies from the street vendor yet and I haven't gone to see any of the tourist sites.
Then into Jericho for a quick shopping trip( probably the guides brothers place - just like the rest of the of the places we have stopped for no reason).
Now we are off to the Qumran community where they found the dead sea scrolls. This was an Essenne community that had withdrawn from the evils of the city life and came to the desert to be pure. They had ritual bathes twice a day and spent their nights in prayer and copying scripture ...