Jordan is Expensive & Here Are Some Reasons Why

As of 1 July 1950, the Jordanian Dinar (JOD) became the kingdom’s official currency, ending the use of the Palestinian Pound. The dinar, commonly referred to as JD, is divided into 100 qirsh (also called piastres) and 1000 fils. Note: Even though technically there are 1/2, 1 and 2 1/2 qirsh coins in circulation, it wasn’t until months into living in … More Jordan is Expensive & Here Are Some Reasons Why

Plan Your Vacation Now! – List of 2018 Public Holidays in Jordan

Let’s face it, the best part about a new year isn’t that resolution you’re going to make, but rather the fact that you get to start from scratch with your vacation calendar at work! If you’re like me, I always check out the list of public/bank holidays for the year so I can see which … More Plan Your Vacation Now! – List of 2018 Public Holidays in Jordan

Meet Other Expats in Amman – InterNations

If you’re an expat new to Amman or have lived there a while and looking to break out of your circle and meet other expats, then you should definitely consider joining InterNations. InterNations is a worldwide online community with the intention to help expats connect with other expats. Expats in the Middle East Living in the … More Meet Other Expats in Amman – InterNations

Online Dating – Getting Detained, Imprisoned, Deported and Banned from Israel

In the age of dating apps it’s easier than ever to meet or “e-meet” someone that’s thousands of miles away. Just take Tinder plus as an example, pay a fee and you can swipe in any country of the world. But what happens when you meet someone online who is from Palestine? No problem right? … More Online Dating – Getting Detained, Imprisoned, Deported and Banned from Israel

Some Thoughts to Consider About Adultery in Jordan

I love getting little notes and questions from my readers because it lets me know the types of topics that people are searching for on the internet about Amman, or Jordan in general. The other day I received a slightly different question and I decided it was worth sharing and an investigation! The question: “…After … More Some Thoughts to Consider About Adultery in Jordan

Vegetarian-Friendly Cooking Classes & Workshops in Amman

A few days ago a traveling chef from Switzerland contacted me to see if there are any vegetarian cooking classes or workshops that he could join in Amman. To be honest, I’m not really into cooking, (unless you count chopping cucumbers and tomatoes to dip into store-bought hummus) so I haven’t tried any culinary experiences … More Vegetarian-Friendly Cooking Classes & Workshops in Amman

Meet new people, eat & discuss tough topics at Shams Community Jabal Amman

Every Monday starting at 7 pm, Shams Community in Jabal Amman hosts a Dinner & Dialogue with a new topic for discussion every week. Even though I have been in Amman for quite a few months now, I had never been to one of their events, or even heard of them. I found them when … More Meet new people, eat & discuss tough topics at Shams Community Jabal Amman

Where I’m Learning Arabic in Amman – Deewan Institute

In a few days I will be leaving Amman and headed to India, so I knew I absolutely had to get in an intensive Arabic language course beforehand. I researched all of the language institutes in Amman, but in the end I decided that Deewan Institute for Language and Cultural Studies was the best fit for me … More Where I’m Learning Arabic in Amman – Deewan Institute