Things I'm thankful for during my first week in the Middle East

I just moved to Amman, Jordan for the next few months.
  1. My host family.
    Amazing, friendly, funny, kind people.
  2. The view.
  3. I speak some Arabic.
    Incredibly useful.
  4. My roommate is not a morning person.
    We have separate rooms, but thank god I wasn't with a chatty early bird while I was dealing with jet lag.
  5. The exchange rate.
    Even though Jordan has one of the highest costs of living in the world, it's still less than the US. And I am loving it.
  6. It's still the desert, but there's almost always a breeze.
    It feels amazing. But smells like tobacco.
  7. Tums.
    It is stressful on the body to adapt to a new time zone, climate, and diet. Tums + ginger tea 👏