Category Archives: Boren Fellowship in Jordan, 2013-2014

The King Coconut

Even in late December, Sri Lanka was hot. Walking around the urban areas of Colombo and Kandy meant dragging ourselves through the thick humid air, squeezing in between so many bodies pushing through the narrow sidewalk space. Biking around Anuradhapura … Continue reading

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Sri Lankan Moonstones

Unique to Sri Lanka, moonstones are placed at the bottom of staircases and temple entrances -kind of like welcome mats – except they are granite slabs and beautifully carved with animal figures and foliage, each representing something significant according to … Continue reading

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Arrival in Colombo

Writing a post on our two weeks on Sri Lanka is a daunting task. I just can’t do justice to what it was like coming from iced-over Amman to step into the landscape bursting with green, to see bodies of … Continue reading

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Labneh Jerashia

On the road from Jerash to Amman there is a small corner shop that sells tasty local olive oil and olives, cheeses, spice mixtures and sauces – we stopped on our way back from hiking to Pella and I picked … Continue reading

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The Abraham Path: Beit Yedis to Pella

Snowstorms in the desert. Erik’s travel across the whole of Jordan despite the ice, meter of snow, and scared, dangerous drivers.¬†The McAdams 3 adventure through Sri Lanka. Laura’s first rock climbing experience in the wild.¬†AMENDS conference in Istanbul. Snorkeling the … Continue reading

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My International Thanksgiving

Last week I cooked up my first Thanksgiving dinner for a small international crowd in Amman. Throughout my childhood and up until a few years ago, my Thanksgiving was always spent at my grandparent’s house. There were always exactly 11 … Continue reading

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The assorted catch-up post: Facebook, UNESCO, and Eid al Adha

I’m back to regularly posting on my blog, especially now that I have disabled my Facebook profile for good. I’ve checked Facebook every day for nine years since I created an account as a college freshman at the University of … Continue reading

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