At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Jordan and some of the sites that might be useful for expats there.
The Jordan Times
An English newspaper that covers current affairs, business, sport, opinion and world news, The Jordan Times is a great resource for keeping in touch with the rest of the world.If you’re thinking of moving there but haven’t quite decided yet, perusing the Local sections might give you an idea of what life in Jordan is really like, and ultimately help you to make a decision.
It’s An Expat Life For Us
Michelle and Robert are a young, adventurous couple who currently live in Jordan but enjoy travelling all over the world. If you’re looking for updates on day to day life, including a glimpse into the local traditions, this is a good place to start. There are also plenty of reviews of local businesses, restaurants and events, meaning that you’ll be able to make the most of your time in Jordan as soon as you arrive.
A sleek online magazine aimed primarily at women, Living Well features both Jordan-specific stories and international news and viewpoints. It’s a good way to keep one hand in with American popular culture whilst still staying up to date on local news; and the magazine doesn’t shy away from dealing with some difficult subjects. Definitely one to look at if you want a balanced view of Jordanian life.
A fun site that deals with life in Jordan through slightly irreverent eyes, Jaraad’s Blog is a great place to go if you want to understand the good, the bad and the downright amusing of life there. Malik Tubaishat, the blog’s author, posts regularly and writes about everything from international friendships, to missing your family, to the differences between buying a sandwich in the US, the UK and Jordan.
We’re always on the lookout for more sites to feature – if you run a blog about living in Jordan, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!