November 6th, 2010

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Sitting in the London Heathrow airport on Boingo WiFi because the free one didn't work for some reason. They don't tell you what gate you are leaving from until an hour ahead of the flight here. Guess they want you to shop... It's odd being here for the first time in 38 years. I wish I had a couple of days to explore... Bought some Jordanian dinars at about $2 each so I would have a few. I'm sure the actual exchange rate is more like $1.50. I slept some on the way from Chicago to here. I feel quasi-normal, but it's going to be tough staying awake through the next flight. I need to do that so I can sleep through the night in Amman. More tomorrow.
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woke up early to the adhan, or call to prayer. My plane arrived at 8 PM last night (11AM Tucson time) and I waited an hour and a half for my ride. I finally took a taxi to the hotel, only to find that my driver had supposedly been looking for me. I have my doubts. The waiting area at Queen Alia International Airport is pretty small. Went to bed, read for a while and slept til about 4, I guess. I should be on normal rhythms fairly soon.

Read some more this morning and then did one of my favorite things on my first day anywhere, went up on the roof and took pictures of the streets. I'm going to walk around downtown today, getting a feel for the city. Right now I'd really like some coffee!

there are caged birdies chirping in the lobby.