September 1, 2008

Back in Jordan!

After a month spent in Bremen, I am back again in beloved Jordan. Apologies for the lack of blogging, but I had no time to post anything. The course was great, the group I went with was great and the city itself was really nice. The weather was mostly cold, which in comparison with Amman's weather now is considered pretty good! Anyway, here are some pictures from the trip:


The Weser River, along which Bremen lies:





















A statue at the City Centre representing die Bremer Stadtmusikanten, or the Town Musicians of Bremen, a Brothers Grimm fairytale about a donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster who set off for Bremen to escape the abuse of their masters. On their way they enter a house and find a bunch of robbers, so they stand on each other's backs and make noises that scare off the robbers. The four animals have become the symbol of the city:




















Pictures from the City Centre:
























Hamburg:

























A trip to Heidepark, one of the biggest amusement parks in Germany and Europe:



















The largest drop tower in the world, appropriately named Scream, drops 71 m in 2 seconds (at a speed of about 98km/h). I rode it twice :D























....and the steepest wooden roller coaster:





































The island of Neuwerk on the North Sea. During low tide, the island can be reached by foot, which is what we did. 12 KM walking barefoot, to return later by ship. Hectic, but the scenery was breathtaking to say the least:




































Some of the parks in Bremen:






















All in all, it was a wonderful experience. Few observations:
  • No food on the planet can measure up to Arabic food. Ever.
  • Out of of a group of 20 people from Jordan, only 4 actually came from Jordan. All 20, however, were proud to say they're from Jordan :)
  • Meeting people of different nationalities not only broadens your horizons, but makes you realise how similar people around the world are.
  • You will actually miss hearing fireworks, honking cars and trucks in the streets.
  • People around the world have immense respect and admiration for our King and Queen. Even if they don't know Jordan, just mention Queen Rania and they'll know where you're from.
  • I really do suck at directions. I should never be allowed to lead groups of people around.
  • When forced, I can manage to clean, shop for food, do laundry and iron. Therefore, contrary to my mother's beliefs, I will not die should I live alone.

Oh and Ramadan Mubarak lil jamee3! May it be a wonderful month with as few traffic accidents as possible!

4 comments:

Yazan said...

Farfoo7a is back! yaay. hope you had a good time there.

Nas said...

hey welcome back! ramadan kareem!

The Observer said...

welcome back :)

Abdallah Haj Abed said...

Welcome back