Another beautiful day in the countryside; too sunny in fact, and I got a little sunburned. Tomorrow, I’ll put on some sunscreen.
Jordan is well known for its hospitality, and so far on this trip it’s a very well deserved reputation. If I stopped with everyone who invited me to have tea with them I’d never get anywhere. These people make the trip so much more enjoyable. I’m limping along with my blisters and chafing and if it wasn’t for the inspiration of the outgoing and friendly Jordanians I met along the way gave me, I don’t know what I’d do. This Jordanian hospitality sure lives up to its reputation.
Tonight I’m staying in what they call a homestay. They are families who take in travelers. It’s a great way to meet and interact with regular Jordanians. I get to experience contemporary Jordanian culture and sample their traditional foods. Thanks so much for having me, Muhammad and OM Mahmoud (mother of Mahmoud)!