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Touching Down in Amman

The 2012 Building Peace by Building Homes participants recently returned from their trip in Jordan.  Below is a glimpse into their first observations during this exciting adventure. To find an amazing volunteer opportunity, search the AUA Directory of Recommended Organizations© today.

The Building Peace by Building Homes delegation arrived in Amman in the late afternoon of Saturday, May 26th. Over our first dinner in Jordan at our hotel in Swefieh, we discussed our expectations for the trip: to experience life in a Jordanian village, to be of service to a family in need, to do some hard, hands-on work, and to practice Arabic.

Later that evening, we set out on foot to explore the neighborhood. There were stores selling fruit, candies, hookahs, as well as familiar businesses with unfamiliar scenery – such as this Starbucks. To our surprise, most of the billboards we saw as we wandered through Amman were either for Snickers or Burger King.

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This entry was posted on June 7, 2012 by in BPBH, Volunteer Related, Volunteer Voices and tagged , , .
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