Sunday, July 31, 2005

Carl's Jr.



Being away from the U.S. I sometimes crave places that remind me of home. I found the ultimate reminder the other day. My mom’s favorite fast food chain (do to cleanliness) is Carl's Jr. We have here in Amman a franchise of Carl's Jr. called Hardees (chain on the East coast that was bought out by Carl's Jr.). That famous Carl's Jr. Star always reminds me of my mommy...

Thursday, July 28, 2005

New Obsession



I can't go a day without buying a "cocktail" from any local juice stand that I may walk by throughout Amman. There's nothing like a fresh squeezed OJ or a blended Banana/Strawberry/Lemon cocktail. More to come on this subject.....

I won’t be posting for a couple days. I'm off to a remote village (I don't know the name) for my first Arab wedding experience. Stay tuned, there will be a photo essay of this trip on Sun.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Egypts Finest

There's something different about these cops, oh, they dont eat donuts like their counterparts over in the U.S.; they're all fit, what an amazing concept.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Global Village





On the outskirts of Amman, Jordan you'll find a summer festival every July. I'm not entirely sure what the name is in Arabic, but we (Westerners who live here) call it the "Global Village." The fair specializes in bringing together many of the different Islamic cultures that you'll find. From China to Senegal, just about every country is represented. I found the Pakistan and Indian sections to be the best; full of spices, carpets, and great food. If you're ever in Jordan on a steamy July evening, then this is a must for the entire family.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Egyptian Workers in Jordan






Egyptians flow into Jordan by the thousands to find work. They are paid dirt cheap salaries, and are expected to work from sunup to sundown. Yet again, given all of the hardships, these men still invited me over for some tea and bread. I'm finding out there's nothing better than the Arab hospitality.