Apologies for the shortage of posts these last few days but things have been a bit hectic. In fact, I think the past 5 weeks of my life have been pretty incredibly hectic, but suffice to say, pretty incredible.
– At work we’ve been working hard to produce a pretty special issue of Jordan Business, marking the publication’s 50th issue which has intertwined with the King’s 10th anniversary on the throne. It should be hitting the newsstands today, there is a pretty interesting interview with Mustafa Hamarneh, who I think provides one of the most critical analysis of the past ten years under King Abdullah that I have ever read (from within Jordan). At the very least, it’s a pretty sharp contrast to what’s been said about the anniversary in local media circles. So make sure to check that out.
– At 7iber, the post-Gaza era is now emerging and it has required us to sit down and make some interesting plans, some of which you’ll see unfolding in the weeks to come and I’m pretty excited about that. So stay tuned.
– Doha, as someone here described it to me, is very much like a Mars colony. From the minute you land to the city itself, it feels like what NASA would build for the first human inhabitants on Mars. There wasn’t anything I really liked about the city other than the Islamic Arts Museum, which I think is one of the coolest and most fascinating places I’ve ever been to.
– Before leaving to Doha I handed in my pickup truck to be fixed after it was hit 8 weeks ago. I never had any spare time that I was willing to sacrifice these past two months where I could afford to go around car-less. But the point is, it was all done and ready when I came back and I think in the process, I met the most honest car repairman in Amman. For anyone who has ever gotten their car fixed in this city, you probably already know how difficult it is to find someone like that.
– Pray for rain.
I leave you with photos: