Sunday, December 12, 2010

what the...cup o' joe

Just when I think it can't get any better than my breakfast guy (see the previous posts) there is another stand that has my full appriciation...

the drive through Nescafe stand. I love it. For a megar $.60 usd you can get a freshly mixed cup of Nescafe with chocolate shavings on top and served to you on a silver platter. I swear the life here is so easy...sometimes ;)

I know it is not Carabou Coffee but this is great when you need a pick-me-up and you are on the go.

what the...i pledge of allegiance

Let me tell you,  I have never seen a country so in love with the leader and the land. There is something special about Jordanians and the way they show allegiance. Every where you go there is a picture of either King Abdullah, his family, the crown prince and even God rest his soul the former King Hussein. And when I say everwhere, I mean the barbershops, schools, grocery stores, ice cream shops, falafel stands, jewerly stores, billboards and yes even sticker decals on cars. I could go on naming places where he is posted but I think you got the point.

So yeah people like to show they love the King and they also love there country so much there is a tv station dedicated to the country. 24/7 there are....get videos that show anything and everything Jordan. There are songs on there about the police forces, the army, the king, the land, the bedouin people, the dead sea etc. I love it. It is my new secret addiction to see how people LOVE this place.

Here is an example of a video they play on this station:

But on this note I have to say that I wish the United States was more like this. When was the last time you have seen a picture of President Obama? And I don't mean on the cover of the newspaper. When you see people LOVING there country and proudly showing it? And I don't mean just flying a flag on the 4th of July? When do you hear people sing about there love for the USA??? Besides at a baseball games.

I know that Americans love their country but maybe we should do more to show it.

If you would like to know more about Jordan and King Abdullah II visit his offical page: