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Coming from a democratic country such as the Unites States, it was a complete cultural shock when I touched down in Tunis, Tunisia. Since the country claims itself as a Muslim country in the North of Africa (and also went through the “Arab Spring” Revolutions); many precautions were necessary for a young woman to take
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.
I should have known at customs. There was no shortage of officials and no unusually large crowd of travelers, but still it took me nearly three hours to get to the other side. The baggage carousel was dark and quiet. My train had long since left without me.
This time last month I found myself en route to an ancient civilization. A boy compelled me to visit Egypt. I had met him at the end of last summer just before embarking to France and though we stayed in touch, we hadn’t seen each other in four months.
I’m running late again today. That means I’ll be walking alone to school. I grab my iPod on my way out, entertainment and defense for my walk. I skip down the stairs, not wanting to disturb the 1950′s elevator that creaks and moans whenever it is forced to come out of retirement. After a quick “good morning” to the doorman, I’m out on the city sidewalk under the bright Moroccan sun