Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

(12.12.2009) I experienced my third when passing through Skopje, Macedonia.  It was with a couple that I was going to be staying with during my stay, Elena and Ivica.  Elena was the one who retrieved me from the train station where I had stored my bag for the day.  She took em to the apartment where I met the rest of the family (her husband Ivica and their two cats whose names I have forgotten).

I had an incredible time with the pair.  Because of the train times to Prilep, Macedonia they offered their room to me for another night.  I graciously accepted.  Elena, understanding my somewhat planned (mostly unplanned) future route, lined me up with a surfer in Jerusalem. (more…)


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Taxis in Amman

(07.12.2009) Most of the taxis that I’ve ridden in during my stay in Amman have been wonderful.  The drivers have held conversation with me despite the enormous language barriers.  Even with the difficulties they never showed signs of frustration.

Today Thomas (a Swede that I met in Amman), RJ (an American studying in Tunisia) and I grabbed a taxi from the Mecca Mall to the Jet bus station.  Ina nice car he took us to the Jet station so that we could check on tickets to our three different destinations.  He said that he would wait for us as we went inside to gather our tickets and information.

When we returned from the ticket counter he had acquired chocolates and crackers for us to munch on during the remainder of our travel back to the hostel.  On this trip he stopped to pick up some coffee for himself offering each of us a cup.  Thomas and RJ declined while the driver and I sipped our cups.

When we arrived at our destination for the driver rounded the fare down to the dinar.  Needless to say the driver received a pleasant tip while we took his number.  This was just one of the many pleasantries experienced during my stay in Jordan.

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