Tag: Jordan

What I Hate About You (Bojan Francuz)

In the past three and a half months I have come to love Jordan. I have a wonderful host-family which cooks the most delicious meals every day. I enjoyed my classes which consisted of lectures given by prominent Jordanian political scientists, youth activists, former ministers and…

Cairo, Egypt: A Tale of Hope and Despair (Bojan Francuz)

Photo: Muhandesin Area of Cairo Egypt: the land of the pharos and pyramids, gift of the Nile, the most populous country in the Arab world. Cairo: cultural and political center of the region, the city where history and modernity live side-by-side, and the smell of jasmine…

I’ve Seen the Promised Land (Bojan Francuz)

Recently I stood on top of the Mt. Nebo gazing into Palestine. Here, according to the Bible, Moses once stood when he was first given a view of the Promised Land that God was giving to the Israelites. As I stood there, I couldn’t help but…

My First Five Days in Amman (Bojan Francuz)

Day 1: Allahu Akbar echoes across the city …. The sun is rising over Amman and I’m standing at the hotel window at 4:30 in the morning awed. Welcome to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan a billboard in the distance reads. Day 2: Endless honking of…