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... I went out and made him turn it off. The best part of that whole exchange was that I did it in Arabic. Kind of scathing like. The guard dude just kinda grinned and muttered in Arabic, "She speaks Arabic..." So apparently I can chastise fairly well... not just make grammatically incorrect small talk.
P.P.S. I always feel the need to mention when people compliment me on my Arabic. Something to do with my superiority complex.
... the little ones were
cute the others were dignified with is to say we couldn't see their
faces through their niqabs) helped us find the real trail. It was so
strange to be owned by girls in high heels that probably can't see
their feet because the veil blocking any peripheral vision. There
were two groups of us and my group, group #2, went a way other than
group one and we ended up in one of those nameless towns. It was
beautiful! The view consisted of ...
... understood but we knew his name was Majid and he wanted us to follow... so we did. Basically he dragged us to a barber shop. Aaron has some pretty long, wispy hair and apparently Majid wanted him to cut it off. Best day ever. Then Majid bought us some mango juice, offered to buy us qat, and then sent us on our way. (Oh, and I bought a pretty nifty abbaya.)
I got passport photos so I can get a visa ...
... to Amman: "Letters to Juliet" -- again, fine
"The Prince of Persia" -- I just think it's a strange choice in general
Amman to Sana'a: (This is the clincher): "Eclipse" -- no joke
You're probably wondering, "Why I love that movie?" That's fine if you want to watch it none of my business but on a flight? I'd have thought that a very built man running around in only his abs and some cutoff denim shorts (bad fashion choice) while a girl and a ...
Tonight I and two friends went to the old city of Sanaa. We found a place called Burj alsalaam, a hotel. On the roof of this hotel we smoked sheesha and talked about Middle Eastern politics. The view from the roof of the hotel beautifully overlooked the city and the mountains in the back ground. Luckily we caught the maghreb and 'ashaa call to prayer. Some of the voices were beautiful while other voices were not, some of the ...