root: س-ف-ر / verbal noun of form III / definition: travel
Apologies in advance for a very tired post (forgive any typos!) but I’ve spent the first half of the day travelling by train and tube for over three hours (with a packed-to-the-weight-limit suitcase and two bags) and the rest shopping for home decor with my sister (took us about 30 minutes to match the pillow cases to the fitted sheet—nightmare).
But, thanks to the man who carried my suitcase down the stairs at Lancaster Gate Station, I am now in the comfort of my own home. But I won’t be staying in London for long…
And that’s because I’m heading to Amman in just a matter of days, إن شاء الله!
Holiday! screams my mind, before I remind it: Study abroad!
I think, and hope, that it’ll be a bit of both, because I’m in need of linguistic immersion as well as a bit of a break (and vitamin D).
I haven’t set any specific goals yet for my time studying in Amman, but I anticipate it’ll at least be a boost on my journey towards fluency (not that fluency is a destination anyway) and push me to just speak more and stop hoarding all the vocabulary/grammar in my brain without putting it to good use.
It’ll also be Ramadan while my four classmates and I are in Jordan, which should make for an interesting cultural experience with lots of delicious iftars!
And of course I’ll be keeping you all updated along the way on here (subscribe below for email notifications!) as well as through exclusive posts for those who’d like to support The Arabic Pages.
If you’ve visited Jordan before, do you have any recommendations for places to visit / things to try? Let me know in the comments below, much appreciated!