Friday, March 5, 2010

Hipsters and a little culture

Tonight Aly Jenkins called me to go check out this art exhibit downtown but then we saw that the shows ended at 9. It was 9:16. Luckily, I spotted this great little Indian/Pakistani shop called Bollywood. Not only did I find great hipsters shopping around in the market, I also found some great treats. The store was a small shop and I noticed that one of the sales ladies was following Aly and me around the store. She was the cutest lady! She is from Nepal and that is about all the personal info I got out of her. She led me to some great treats though. Some of the packages had Arabic writing on them so i read one package that said "Mango Kream." The sales lady pushed me to get some choco biscuits instead. What a cool lady and place. i need to go back soon and peruse their selection of Bollywood film!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Jordan A Go

I know it has been a really long time since I have blogged but here is the update.

This week has been really hectic but surprisingly productive. I finalized my flight intinery and will be flying out of Vegas May 9th. Amman, Jordan, here I come.
I cannot wait to get over to the Middle East and get to work. I am convinced that it will be the hardest but the greatest adventure ever.
I hear so many conflicting stories from people who have lived and visited the mystical region of the Middle East. Jordan is an interesting place because it is a country where ancient and modern come together. Amman is becoming more and more "westernized" but the people still identify with their traditional roots. As part of my internship I will be keeping journals and documenting all my experiences. So, keep an eye out for future posts. Internet access will be a little sketchy but i should be able to post once a week. Until then.......Ma' asalaama. (Bye)