I have arrived. Amman is amazing. My apartment is in the old city on al-Ashrafiya hill. Our apartment is on the third floor and it has a beautiful view from our balcony. I can't help but imagining Michael and Dwight parkouring it up around the city. Amman is the best setting to do so. These last couple days I've been exploring the balid. I have always known that I don’t have any sense of direction, but it’s definitely becoming more apparent here. I've gotten lost more days than I’ve been here. However, it’s given me a chance to see and explore more and I love it! I’m also looking forward to my legs of steel when I return after walking up so many hills and stairs. I would consider myself an aggressive driver, so I appreciate the traffic here. Everybody just drives where ever they want and you better get out of the way. If the car doesn't fit, it finds a way through.
A week before I left I met an Iraqi women at Wal-Mart and I told her I was going to Jordan. She said that Jordan had the best kunafe and shararme and I can attest now that she is correct! I have been eating very well here; Falafel, shararme, kabab sandwiches, the best orange juice I’ve had, humus, pita bread, tea, kunafe, zatar mena’sh, baklava…etc. I’m looking forward to learning how to make all of these and more. I started my official work at the center I’ve been assigned to. It has great resources for me to work from and I hope that I can be helpful. The communication is a challenge, but I look forward to increasing my language skills!