Author: Cara

Home again, home again

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. — T.S. Elliot I found this quote in a packet my study abroad office gave me before leaving for Jordan, and now I can speak from experience when I say it’s true.…

Yalla bye, Jordan!

I think it will always be the case that arriving in a place and leaving that place will feel surreal. At least that’s definitely how I feel about living in Jordan. Tonight is my last night in Amman, and I’m sure getting on that plane tomorrow will feel as strange as it felt on my way here. Just three and a half…

The Valley of the Moon

Ahlan wasahlan! Hello! Right now my friends at home are finishing up their finals week, and some of them will be graduating in a week. Meanwhile, I have another month left in the Middle East to finish classes and hopefully do a little traveling. I’ve had a few more adventures in the past couple weeks. My favorite was a weekend…

Ghor, Petra, and Camel Selfies

These past few weeks have been a true roller coaster of events, emotions, unfortunate occurrences, and amazing and unforgettable excursions. But for now I will talk about two high points of the past couple weeks, which are the two excursions I went on with my group. The first one was to Ghor, a farming community by the Dead Sea that…

When in Rome, or Jordan

Hello my friends! مرحبا أصدقائي! I know I say this all the time, but it is still hard to believe that I’m really here, and that I’ve been here over 5 weeks already. At the same time, I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else right now. The whole idea of  having to lose yourself in order to find yourself really makes…

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