Home stay in Na'alin
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August 9th, 2008 – by: alygally
We arrived in Na'alin shortly before sunset, and were quickly divvied up by the various families. Lindsay and I stayed with the Eleyan family, and quickly felt right at home with these wonderfully friendly and loving people, even though we speak extremely little Arabic, and only Muhammad, the eldest son, spoke any English.
We spent the evening feasting on delicious home-made food, smoking shisha on the porch with various members of the rather large extended family, and just revelling in how welcoming everyone was to us. Since first arriving in Amman, we had dealt with a near-constant onslaught of political discussions. Everyone we met had an opinion, and wanted to hear ours, as well. For once, it was nice to escape the politics, to escape the feelings of tension that are so omnipresent in that region, and just relax. I felt right at home, and I only wish I would have had more time to spend in this picturesque town.
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