Weekly Photo 48 (maybe slightly delayed…?)

Week 48, November 16, 2013 (yeah I know):

Possibly the best shirt ever - and appropriate, because you wouldn't know who you're facebooking in Jordan. Nobody uses their actual name.

Possibly the best shirt ever – and appropriate, because you wouldn’t know who you’re facebooking in Jordan. Nobody uses their actual name.

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So, yeah.

Ok I keep (well, I have multiple times previously) saying I’m gonna start writing on here again and then, uh, not starting.

So.

Here’s another attempt. As you (inshallah) already know, NJD and I are finishing up in Jordan next month. We’ll be in California from December 20 to Jan 15, and then off to Brazil.

A couple of people have expressed concern about safety in Brazil. I realize it’s not the same thing, but after having been the conspicuous white person in multiple countries and almost getting kidnapped in India, I feel like we can handle Brazil… :p But rest assured we ARE aware of Brazil’s reputation as being, well, not-super-safe. We’ve (well, I’ve) looked into the situation and decided to go for it. Even if Brazil is not the safest country in the world, it’s still unlikely that something would actually happen to us. I mean, stuff can happen anywhere. No, that doesn’t mean we should take unnecessary risks. But there’s a fine line where “avoiding risk” becomes “holding yourself back from the things you really wanna do in life.” Brazil has long been on my list for many reasons and NJD is all for it.

So to sum up, yes we are aware of Brazil’s reputation, yes we are aware of the actual state of crime in Brazil (as aware as one can be without having been there yet), and yes we are taking steps to reduce the already-low likelihood of having a problem.

Planning to post pictures here once we get there, so, yeah. Look out for that. FRUIT AND BEACHES. And hopefully a few monkeys.

Hugs.