|Our awesome Fulbright staff -- Fearless Leader Alain, Eman, Aya, Jawad and Miracle Worker Iman|
My apartment is in a residential neighborhood in an area called Shmeisani, which is about halfway between the heart of the downtown and the University of Jordan. It's also made my life personally easier this week, because it's only about two blocks from the "Fulbright House" where the Fulbright Commission works and where we go for everything from our mail to crisis management.
|Here I am in front of my new building, pleased as punch that I'm done lugging suitcases up the stairs.|
|I'm the smaller rear apartment on the top floor|
|Bonus! The chance for sweets, tea breaks and sitting outside just down the street|
|My new friend Tess stayed with me a couple days while she was apartment-hunting, and here she is in the living room. She just found herself a palatial gem and I'm already calling dibs on her oven for Christmas cookie -baking.|
|The whole American disintegration-of-the-family-meal-thing hasn't hit Jordan. All the apartments I've seen, including mine, have full dining rooms with plenty of room for the whole family to eat together.|
|Plenty of space for sitting outside and enjoying the sunshine.|