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My First Hitching in Jordan

One thing I learned pretty quickly about hitching in Jordan is that it’s amazingly easy. People here are both friendly and curious and, if one isn’t in a big city, one has merely to walk around a bit and run … Continue reading

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Day One in Amman

Jordan is a country that very few of my friends have visited, and those that have made it primarily to Petra–one of the most famous ancient places of the world. In addition, most of the couch surfing platforms I know … Continue reading

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Backpacking in the Olympics

This hike was done last year with my sweetie (his first backpacking trip). We started at Sol Duc hot springs in the Olympic National Forest and  hiked from there to the Olympic Hot Springs (which were then closed to road … Continue reading

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An Absence of Sexism?

The longer I’m here, the more I’m amazed at something…. Considering the fact that I’m living in a strict, patriarchal society I’ve been downright amazed at the guys I’ve been hanging around with.  The group I’m helping out is almost … Continue reading

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Update on Life in the Center of the Center of Hebron

Back in Hebron. The arrival here was uneventful.  We went through the back way and I even had a strong, young buck carrying my large pack for me, so I didn’t have to limp so hard.  The Shebab spends the … Continue reading

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Into the Lion’s Den

  After a long and fairly uneventful trip to Hebron and a couple of hours of waiting, I met up with the person I was scheduled to meet.  I had no idea where in Hebron he lived, but I was … Continue reading

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Mobbed By Children

I wanted to take a long walk and decided to walk towards Tubas–any other direction would head towards army camps and maybe I could buy lunch in the next village or in Tubas.  I took off in the heat of … Continue reading

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