Amusement Park?

July 16, 2009 at 9:08 pm (Uncategorized)

Tomorrow I’m meeting someone at 11am because he wants help with his English (we’re meeting at Starbuck’s, my first time to an Arab Starbuck’s in Amman). I’m going to bring my homework to see if he can help me with it.

Then I’m probably spending time with Mohamad and his family. Saturday I’m looking at a couple of rooms to rent and on Sunday I’m pretty sure I’ve been invited to an amusement park, but I’ll have the full report next week!

Sunday before class there is a meeting with a representative from a local UN women’s organization to learn about volunteer opportunities with Palestinian refugees. Monday before class there is a safety class for women since there have been a couple of incidents of late (somehow I think this entails drunk Westerners dressed inappropriately out late at night, but if I’m wrong I’ll correct the record).

Other than that it’s the usual schedule of Arabic, Arabic, and more Arabic. One of the students in my class, Alex, is headed home in a few short weeks. It makes me think about the second half of my summer as the first half will soon be over.

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3 Comments

  1. Robert Levings said,

    Hi Diana,

    I’d be very interested to know what comes out of the women’s safety class on Monday as I will be bringing my wife with me when I come to Qasid in two months. I’ve told her she would need to wear long sleeves, long skirts or dresses, etc., but if you have any other advice, please let me know.

    Regards,
    Robert

  2. dianavalerie said,

    Robert,

    Amman is one of the safest cities I have ever visited. These couple of incidents are extremely rare and easily avoidable; being intoxicated, dressing scantily, and being out late at night simply is not good sense anywhere.

    I hope you have a great time! I would advise your wife to wear long sleeves and long pants or a long skirt. I definitely feel most comfortable that way, but in Western Amman one can be a bit more relaxed.

  3. Robert Levings said,

    Thanks Diana. That makes sense to me.

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