If you move here, you can leave behind your:

Shorts and tank tops. - Sep 2020


Shorts and mini-skirt collections, car turn signal, punctuality. - Sep 2018


Misconceptions about Muslims and Palestine. - Mar 2017


Dreams of saving a ton of money. - Mar 2016


Clubbing outfits, short skirts. - Mar 2016


Bikes. I didn't believe it and brought ours. For sure leave the kids' bikes behind. Some adults go on bike rides around town and outside; your fear of driving aggressively. - Nov 2015


Shorts, tanktops, bikes, rollerblades. - May 2015


Short-shorts, bicycle, club gear, expectation that things will work the way they're supposed to. - Mar 2015


Skis? I'm not sure actually. Jordan has a little bit of everything - snow, rain, desert, heat, history, modernity, easy travel in-country, proximity to Europe, grocery stores, recently released movies... did I mention IKEA? - Jul 2014


Stroller and frisbee. - Mar 2014


Umbrella. - Dec 2013


Perception that Jordan culture is as conservative or stifling as the Gulf countries. - Jul 2013


medicine (for the most part). If you have something you really need, check before you come to make sure it is here. Many prescription drugs are available over the counter for much cheaper prices than in the US. - May 2013


Impatience, first-world standards. Things don't always happen right away, and Jordanians are NEVER wrong. But just keep smiling and all will be well. - Apr 2012


Bike (Amman is very hilly). - Mar 2012


Respectful driving, as here it's every man for himself. Also any notion you had of Middle Eastern food, as here you'll get the real deal. - Aug 2011


bikes. The roads are not safe for biking. - Aug 2011


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