In which I avoid doing my homework at all costs

Amazing couple of days. The weather has been perfect (scarily warm for February), and I’ve taken advantage of it as much of possible, spending hours and hours just walking around Amman, mostly downtown and near where I work, in mid-town. I’m really starting to love it here.

Today a couple friends and I went down to Darat Al-Funun (House of the Arts) in Jebel Webdeh. It’s a tiny little gallery with a great view of the city and a cute little cafe and lots of pretty places to sit and relax and even study. There was an exhibition by Mona Hatoum, a contemporary Palestinian artist, which I really liked:

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One cup says "The East" and one says "The West"

One cup says "The East" and one says "The West"

Afterwards we stopped by this mosaic factory, where they hand make all these really cool mosaic objects. I got a couple things for gifts, and I think I’m going to go back and have them custom-make something with my sister’s name on it for her room.

And now I’m back in the house, doing the little bit of homework I have. Eventually work will pick up, but as of now I have only one course packet and I haven’t even been to one of my classes yet, since I’m switching in so late. I’m just not in work mode, and I really need to be–but it’s hard to think of this as anything more than an incredibly fun, interesting vacation.

–June

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4 responses to “In which I avoid doing my homework at all costs

  1. Massoud

    Think of this as work w/ vacation, ant the other way around.

  2. Massoud

    spelling correction: think of it as work with vacation, not the other way around.

  3. Liz

    JUNE. Your blog is awesome. I miss you lots and lots. I can’t wait to check back and see how things are going! Enjoy every minute abroad : )

    Lots of love,
    Liz

  4. Ammu H.

    Great to read your blog. Reza got excited seeing the postcards (he thinks he might get one!) and Laila loved hearing about getting wet in the rain!

    Love to hear some more about the mosaic factory and what they make there.

    Ammu H.

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