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Bed·ou·in (noun or adj.) ˈbe-də-wən, ˈbed-wən 1. Desert dweller, nomadic Arab of the desert. 2. A wanderer or rover.

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Chillin' in the bedouin camp.

Sunburnt and chillin’ in the bedouin camp.

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May has been rowdy, y’all. I took a more or less impromptu flight to London to meet my beautiful best friend for five days of fun in the United Kingdom.  I started a new internship at IOM-Iraq. We had our Fulbright farewell dinner (!). AND I visited Petra for the first time during this particular stint in Jordan. Pictures to come, incha’allah.

This is a short post, because we can now tack on blogging to the list of things I’m terrible at. Sorry to my five regular readers. To everyone else, you have a lot to scroll through from my overzealous days (ah, youth) so I don’t even feel bad.

I’m impressed by all my friends, most all of the time. They are smart, informed and they care about things that impact the world. Once in a while, though, one of them does something so spectacular and innovative that it even catches me off guard.

With the help of some fellow Fulbrighters (Maya, Biff, Mike, and Vicki), my friend Ryan–as a part of his Fulbright research–has launched a blog called bayan, which translates opinion articles from Jordanian newspapers into English.

I encourage you to check it out and hit “follow” here