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Two years ago, when I visited Madaba, Jordan on a weekend trip from Amman, I stumbled across something that left me speechless. I saw a young Jordanian boy walking down the streets of the city with a South Eugene Axemen t-shirt–the t-shirt of my very own high school in Oregon
Anyone who has traveled abroad before could attest to the fact that “personal space” isn’t always so spacious: particularly if you are a woman who happens to stand out in a crowd.
Happy belated International Women’s Day to all you female travelers out there! There is nothing like being abroad to gain perspective. This is true for any topic: feminism and gender equality not least of all.
I cannot believe how quickly time is flying by—I’ve been in Amman for three months! It seems like just yesterday I arrived in town, hopes high and nerves even higher. Since then, I’ve calmed down considerably. One could even say I have a routine here—school, gym, Arabic studying.
Marhaba, Pink Pangea readers! Yet again, I find myself forsaking the familiar comfort of my Ohio life and venturing abroad—this time, for ten months on a Fulbright grant to Jordan. Prior to this experience, I had only been to Amman once.