Sunday, April 30, 2006

We're out of here!

We're moved out of our condo, all our stuff is packed in my parents' basement, and we're flying out tomorrow morning at 7:50. Fear and trembling! We'll survive somehow! Next time we post, we'll be in Amman! Ma'a salaama!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

We have tickets!

Finally we have all our tickets - the ones to Amman and the ones from Istanbul to Amman in August! That was such a mess!
I had my official pre-trip Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) this morning - horrible experience! Not speaking Arabic for almost three years has pretty much destroyed whatever Arabic I had before. Being in Jordan will resurrect it pretty quick though.
We're out of here soon!

Monday, April 24, 2006

A quick preview

Here's a preview of what we're going into. That's a camel at Petra.
We're going there...if we ever get our tickets from BYU travel. We messed up the system changing our departure date to 10 days later so we can go to Dubai and Istanbul before coming home. Hopefully we'll have them tomorrow!
6 days and we're out! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, April 20, 2006

The adventure begins...

Welcome to our new blog! I've finally adopted this concept of blogging - I was behind the times a bit. Now you can follow us durig our Middle Eastern adventure this summer!

Here we are, 10 days before leaving Salt Lake City and flying to Amman. Life is insane - finals are looming, starting tomorrow - we have to pack - we have to sublet our apartment here - most of all, we have to find a place to live out there in Amman. We've had several possibilities fall through, so as of now, we have absolutely no definite place to live. Cool, huh? But, we're not alone. Most people going on this study abroad are in the same situtation as us - 10 days to go with now place to live.
It should be really fun to find a place to live right when we get there. That'll help my Arabic vocabulary come back to life!

So, after finals are over, we're out of here!