Saturday, February 20, 2010

It's Hard Being Famous

I am really digging Amman. It is a hip, vibrant city that spreads out across rolling hills that blend into the desert.

I am staying on Rainbow Street, apparently the place to be if you want to be seen. The ice cream shop that Brad and Angelina visited a few months ago is just two blocks from where I am staying. I have been tempted to go myself but I don't want to cause a scene.

The paparazzi can be a little crazy sometimes.

The food is amazing. Have I mentioned that before? It is flippin' delicious, people! I dare you to come just to try to the food.  I DARE you.

Last night, my colleagues and I went to this trendy little place that served hooka pipes at your table and the menu listed such things as raw lamb, brains of various vermin and something called "chicken balls"...I didn't ask.

But not to worry, they also served such things as stuffed grape leaves, hummus, hot pita right out of the oven, roasted chicken, lamb kabobs, fried cheese, olives and grilled fish. DE-LIGHTFUL...minus the fish part.

Yesterday I walked  the mile and a half between the two houses of my colleagues. It was 1:00 pm so no one was out because Friday is the holy day and every shop was closed minus the grocery store.

So, I went into the grocery store, bought a few items, and paid for them ALL BY MYSELF! And I didn't even have to bust out my mad Arabic skills, which is good because I have none.

Anyway, it was fun to have a glimpse of daily life here, even if it was only a 20 minute walk.

Here are a few pics for you to enjoy:

The hills of Amman

The local pita guy

Green onions...we bought a few and they were very onion -y

Fruit of various kinds. We bought kiwi and they were the BEST KIWI I HAVE EVER EATEN! Apparently I feel very strongly about this. Traveling tends to bring up issues.

The desert outside of Amman. This is where the Israelites wandered for 40 years. 40 YEARS, people.
Moral of story: Trust the One who can part the sea.

Okay my friends, I am off to the Dead Sea and to Mt. Nebo today. And then tonight, I get to catch a 2 am flight to Frankfurt. 

SERIOUSLY! What is the deal with that?

Happy Saturday, my friends.  I'll be home soon.


  1. SO much fun! Excited for you to be home, seester! Love you,

  2. what a trip you have had!!!!!

  3. Sarah, you make me laugh! I have loved reading your blog. I am looking forward to hearing more about it in person when you get back.