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:
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.