When I became a deadbeat blogger earlier this year, I also became lazy about taking photos. I stopped taking my DSLR camera with me on trips and relied on my phone.In some respects, it’s a better way to travel. Not only because it makes my bag much lighter, but because I do feel I’m moreContinue reading “Jordan | Feynan Ecolodge”
I love Thanksgiving. Over the past few years, Kail and I have celebrated Thanksgiving around the world: At friends’ homes in San Salvador, Athens, and Sydney; in our own home in San Salvador; and in the Kabul DFAC (not as fun).
Oh, hello. It’s been a minute since I last wrote. Seven months and some change, to be more precise.In lieu of an “update post” in which I list every major life change and what I’ve been up to since April, I thought I’d just jump right in and resume a semi-regular posting schedule. We’ll catchContinue reading “Project Life: Jordan | Book One Completed”
Despite having lived in Jordan for more than a year, there are quite a few archaeological sites and tourist attractions Kail and I have yet to visit. I visited Jerash for work a couple months after moving here (USAID funded the renovation of the Jerash Visitor Center as part of our broader support to Jordan’s tourism sectorContinue reading “Jordan | Jerash”
Today is Spanish Friday: Blog post in Spanish; English translation below.La semana pasada, fui al concierto del Enrique Iglesias en Amman. Repetiré esto: Enrique Iglesias. En Amman. Qué raro. ¡Qué chivo!Que guapo.
A friend who served in Afghanistan a couple tours ago told me it took her about a year to get out of a “CPC mindset” — passing the time from R&R to R&R, always needing something to look forward to. (CPC stands for “Critical Priority Countries,” like Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan.)It’s been one year since we left Kabul andContinue reading “CPC Mindset”
A few weeks ago, Kail and I visited Mukawir, a hilltop site overlooking the Dead Sea. It is famous not only for its beautiful panoramic views of the Dead Sea, but as the site of Herod the Great’s fortress and the place where John the Baptist was imprisoned and beheaded.