My name is Andrea. Or as that was too hard to remember in Jordan I get called Aya. Or since having become a mum to a daughter Alia I now get called Um Alia (Mum of Alia). Sometimes it’s a bit confusing to remember who I am!
I would never have guessed that when I left Australia in March 2010 to backpack around the world that I would now call Jordan home, be married to a Jordanian, have built a house and have a beautiful daughter.
Learning to live in a foreign country with a different language, culture, traditions and way of life certainly has its fair share of challenges both frustrating and funny. Join me in my adventures, laugh and cry with me as I share my new life with you from everyday moments to classic only in the Middle East moments.