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christmas in jordan

January 5, 2011

Christmas in Jordan was…

-Visiting an orphanage.
-Cleaning up a rented hall for a church Christmas party.
-Four bazaars.
-Midweek hangout with amazing family that involved Korean food and sushi for lunch and talking college essays with their high school daughter, home from boarding school.
-A caroling service at an Anglican church.
-Wandering the Christmas-decorated City Mall, wide-eyed. I could have been at any mall in America. Plus having a food court lunch. Burger King! What?
-Standing outside on Rainbow Street for a free caroling concert and giggling my way through the hitherto unknown second verse of Jingle Bells. (Who’s Fanny Price?)
-Christmas Eve service at Sudanese church and Ethiopian lunch afterward.
-Christmas Eve visit with funny neighbor family upstairs and their “stolen” tree (constructed of branches from an evergreen that technically belongs to us…).
-Christmas morning service.
-Yummy Christmas lunch with fellow foreigners.
-Visiting another orphanage for special needs children with Iraqi girls (run by a branch of Mother Teresa’s ministry).
-Christmas play at a school for young adults with special needs.
-Eid visits.

Or, in pictures…

[photos organized thematically, kinda. top to bottom: miscellany. music. papa noel. trees. lights. special visits/children.]

3 Comments leave one →
  1. jonathan permalink
    January 5, 2011 4:10 pm

    wow…all of it looks amazing!

  2. Daniel P permalink
    January 5, 2011 7:45 pm

    jordan looks a lot like america… cinnabon? really?

    • January 18, 2011 1:56 am

      k replying two weeks later, cuz that’s cool. but anyway. there is a huge east/west divide in this city. i live in the east…which means cinnabon is not a normal part of my experience. so it was surprising to me too 🙂

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