Rockin like a hurricane

Trip Start Aug 24, 2009
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Trip End May 24, 2010


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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My flight went well. There weren't many people on the plan so I got to spread out on three seats and sleep. Amazing! I exchanged money, went through immigration, got my bags (There were two other people waiting for purple luggage. What are the chances?) went through customs, and BAM got in a cab. The driver didn't speak much English and I couldn't convince him that "No, I am not going to a hotel. I am going to an apartment." But he spoke over the phone with Ali, the current intern, and we figured it out.

So here I am (...rockin like a hurricane). Amman, Jordan. At like 4:00 in the morning. Chillin in a pretty large apartment listening to the call to prayer from the nearby mosque. I am currently kind of wiggin out with arrival anxiety. The two women here had more Arabic skills when they arrived than I have and apparently the organization I will be working with really doesn't have time to help orient their interns. Yikes. I remember feeling similarly when I arrived in Thailand but at least we had an orientation program, host families, and each other... but mei pen rei as we would say then. I am sure everything will work out. For now I need to get some sleep. I am actually not very tired since I slept a lot on the plane rides I need to calm my nerves with some shut eye. Who knows? Maybe I will end up passed out for like twelve hours. If not I plan on heading to the office with Rebecca, the other intern, to see what it's all about. Good night all!


   
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gironi
gironi on

WE LOVE YOU
Your life is one big adventure! Enjoy your everyday, your every ray of sunshine, your every new aquaintance, your every new food, your every FIRST...........you're sure to have many! Love and miss you Babe...........Mum & Pup

jamoke2
jamoke2 on

Keif Allah
Thank god you are there safely. Let me know if we need to further explore any Jordan connections from here. Love Papa XOXOXO

rtononi
rtononi on

Miss you!
Glad your flights went smoothly!! - Love, Rachel

'Hi' - Love, Grandpa

'Soon as we when that million dollars we're all coming out! No matter who wins it they are going to buy our way there' - Love, Sitti

'And if Frank wins it I get half' - Love, Grandpa

rtononi
rtononi on

Whoops!!
WIN not WHEN

gironi
gironi on

FIRST DAY
Did you get some decent sleep? Enough to get rid of those nervous innerds? Hope your first day was enjoyable and your digs (for now) comfortable. I'm so pleased you like the netbook bag Tiff....now you can travel 'hands free'! Ha! I sure do love girlie, girl. I'm praying your housing situation is resolved soon. Be happy and BE SAFE. I love you Babe, Mum xoxo

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