One Day in Amman, Jordan


In Amman, you may eat falafel and hummus for breakfast.


You’ll definitely be stared at less than Morocco. This is a guarantee.


Then you may meet a boy who wants to walk around with you. He may or may not sing Brian Adams love songs to you. They’ll definitely be out of tune. Then he might buy you a head scarf and put it on you. You may or may not pretend you have to take a nap and leave him at the Roman Ruins. Maybe. You might even run into him three days later in Petra.


And then, if you’re lucky, you’ll get to spend an evening with an amazing Jordanian couple- the man, a retired cardiologist. The woman, a feminist- a PhD in nursing, comparing domestic abuse in Muslim families in both the US and Jordan, and if/how external environmental factors affect this.