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Amman – Not as a Tourist

I thought I would have a bit more time while being in Jordan to do some blogging…but I have no idea why I thought that when all my days have been jam packed!

This time around, I’m seeing Amman in a different light than last time – more of experiencing the locals life instead of the tourists. Its interesting, exciting, but exhausting! They stay up late, eat super late, wake up late and take their time to do everything – similar to what college in the states can be like, but with Aaraak (like Greek oozo), hooka, and Arab dancing.

We arrived after a 14 hour flight from Chicago to Amman and waited in line to get our visa’s, which took a bit of time. If there is one thing I’ve learned about Jordan, it’s that time means nothing to people.  If a friend comes by while someone is working, he’ll take a 2 hour break just to talk to him. If there is luggage to be sent from the plane to the airport, they’ll take a cigarette break between a few pieces of luggage. It’s a bit ridiculous, but their life style.

Either way, we got to our hotel, met with everyone and prepared for all the parties.

I had to do some paperwork with my mom that lead us to the Jordanian courthouse and the Arab Bank. Made me feel like I was living a day in the life of a Jordanian…sorta I guess.

I’ll leave this post at that and talk about the parties in a separate post – which was mainly what I did in Amman. I’ll also post pictures later when I’m not writing in bed. It’s 12:30am here and it’s the earliest I’ve slept since I got here.

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