So it’s official: my Oral Proficiency Interview in Arabic is in exactly 3 days. If you don’t know what an OPI is, imagine someone speaking at you… Read more “How To Cram For An OPI and Other Impossible Tasks”
I’m a 21 year old who is presently in Jordan and simultaneously all over the place. I’ve been in Jordan for two months as of tomorrow and… Read more “The Future is Dangerous”
Cabs are the best way to get around the Amman, especially if you’re not as familiar with the bus routes or schedules. Relative to prices back in… Read more “How Not To Be An Idiot In Amman: Taxi Edition”
I was just perusing some of the other travel and study abroad blogs that I follow, specifically my girl Laura, and I realised I’m really bad at… Read more “Amman, Week 5”
Don’t fill up on bread. Drink and appetizers will be out momentarily. This is a pretty standard rule for any country, honestly. Don’t fill up on appetizers,… Read more “How Not To Be An Idiot in Amman: Restaurant Edition”
The biggest challenges I’ve faced in my past 5 days of being in Amman are staying warm and cooking. I think when I decided to come do… Read more “How Not To Be An Idiot In Amman: Apartment Edition”
So we’re on a red-eye bus to New York. It’s 4 AM we’ve been on the road for 3 hours, everyone’s asleep at this point. I’m.. a college kid so I’ve learned to survive on 30 minutes a week so I’m just sitting on the bus THRIVING.
Anyway my sister decides to stir in her sleep and I’m like “OK the ride is getting a lil bumpy now anyway, I feel her,” so I’m not paying attention. But out of nowhere she decides that 4 in the morning on a d e a d s i l e n t bus is the perfect time to go fishing for dreg fries at the bottom of her McDonald’s bag.
So it’s straight up like, CRINKLE CRINKLE CRINKLE CRINKLE for like an entire minute and a half. And we’re in the middle of the bus so we’re battling perfect acoustics and equal reach to every single individual, it was awful.
And my sister straight up didn’t see what was wrong!! I’m glaring at her (mainly for my sake… I needed the people around us to know I had nothing to do with this) but to no avail. CRINKLE CRINKLE CRINKLE.
The one saving grace was that she couldn’t find any more fries so she gave up her quest and the bus ride remained peaceful for the final 45 minutes.
Until we rear-ended a cop, but that’s another story.
I started up on anti-biotics the other day and realised that my final dose will be on Thursday evening just as I’m checking into Logan Airport. Talk… Read more “Pre-Departure: I’m Right On Schedule … Sort Of”
I’m going to Jordan in 10 days. This is still such a wild concept. It’s something I’ve been thinking about and planning on and off since last… Read more ““Sorry, I Can’t: I’m Going to Jordan””