JORDANIANS DON’T HATE WESTERNERS
In fact, reality is quite the opposite. They love talking to people who appear to be foreigners, ask them where they’re from, and even invite them to their place for tea. One of my favorite encounters thus far has to be when two Jordanians asked if I’m French.
“France?” one said in muddled English.
“Ána min Amérika,” I responded in horrific Arabic.
“Good!” both responded with their thumbs up and smiles wide. “America good. France… No.”
Though the American in me appreciated the random Franco jab, I’m almost certain he would’ve said the opposite if I did say I was from France. See? Jordanians are so welcoming, they’ll make a joke about a country your nationality would likely already make jokes about. Continue reading