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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Last Day in Amman

Today is my last day in Jordan, tomorrow we leave at 6 am. Booooo.

Here’s my list of things I love about Jordan:

  • The people of Jordan are amazing. I love them a lot. Really friendly and welcoming.
  • The rooftop terrace at Movenpick in Petra.
  • Petra. Totally gorgeous place. Tea at the top of the mountain.
  • Wadi Rum. Incredible landscape. I will have dust in my shoes forever.
  • Aqaba snorkelling the coral reef. 200 different kinds of amazing coral.
  • Floating in the Dead Sea. Weird and wonderful feeling.
  • Sweets that are so sweet they make you sick.
  • Hummus from Hassem restaurant.

There are lots and lots of things to list. Too many to list.

Things I Hate About Jordan.

  • Leaving.
  • Leaving anywhere, you are either 10 minutes early or 3 hours late.

Here’s my “Left and Leaving” playlist from the Aqaba airport. I had 3 hours to go through my iphone from A to Z creating a playlist. These are some of the songs that I was able to listen to all the way through. I was incredibly impatient clicking through songs.

Diego Torres - Color Esperanza

Emily Jordan - Track 1, Start of Something New

Flannel Jimmy (band broke up) - Ricegirl

Frou Frou - Let Go

Gnarls Barkley - Crazy

Groove Armada - Shake That Thing

Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

Jay Z and Mary J. Blige - Can’t Knock the Hustle

K-OS - Crabbuckit

Kanye West - Touch the Sky

Kuba Oms - Wonderful

Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved

Martin Sexton - Things You Do to Me

Nelly - Hot in Here

New Meanies - Scenic Anomaly

Outkast - Hey Ya

Patrick Brealey - Collisions

The Salteens - Let Go

Tool - Schism
(because at this point I really needed to scream)

Weakerthans - Aside

Weezer - Island Sun

Wolf Parade - Grounds for Divorce
(More like grounds for filing a complaint. Why, why, why is this airplane late? Why is the airport chair so uncomfortable? Why can’t I be in Amman hanging out with my friends? Why is there nothing but candy to eat? Why can’t I instantly understand every language in the world so that travel is always easy? Why is it hot, why is it cold, why can’t we leave yet? Come on .........)

Trees, trees, trees: take me to the mall.


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