Bye Bye Jordan (Apr 24th – May 3rd)

I am writing my final blog in the front hall of the airport. A sad moment at the end of an amazing time!

On the evening of the 23rd, it was time for the highlight of the Jordanian Football season: El Clasico. The rivalry between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid is maybe even more alive here than in Spain itself. People live for this match. If somebody asks you who you support and it turns out to be the same club, it means that you are immediately friends. The reverse thing also happens.

Before the game, I had dinner at Al Quds restaurant in downtown Amman. So far, I have been positive about the food in Jordan, especially the food in the restaurants and the service altogether. But this restaurant meant an all-time low for me. The food was rotten, the waiters were rude and the prices too high. Definitely not a recommendation if you visit Amman.

Then April 26th came, my last working day at JOHUD. The last day of the week is used to host an event to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of JOHUD at Jerash. All the 51 community centers from all throughout Jordan were invited to celebrate. Even the HRH Princess Basma attended.

The day of the celebration also meant the start of my last weekend in Jordan. The pictures below are witness to my activities; I went to a festival (What The Hills), made a selfie with the king, gave a talk at the Middle Eastern University, slept near the Dead Sea, made my own falafel, had an anniversary in Jerash, hiked the Siq Trail, visited the Roman Theatre and Citadel in Amman and went to the mosque to pray. All things considered, a good way to conclude my stay in Jordan. See you all next time, inshallah!

All things considered, a good way to conclude my stay in Jordan. See you all next time, inshallah!

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