Stuck in New York

After my long visit to Amman, Jordan (http://fatphotography.blogspot.com/2010/02/amman-jordan.html) I finally had to travel back to the concrete jungle, PTY. I was kind of excited of coming back to see my friends, see the ocean, and surf the waves. I was supposed to arrive to Panama on a Wednesday. My flight was at midnight (Wednesday). We got to the airport and walked around and saw stuff in the Duty Free and sat at Starbucks for some coffee and mental preparation for the long 30 hours trip.

We were sitting in a different terminal from which where we had to be .. so 30 minutes before the flight we started walking to our corresponding gate and in the way we noticed we were super late so we hurried up and started running to get there. Everyone was pissed off with us... what a bad humor haha. Whatever. We were already sitting in the longest plane.. i started with some SUDOKU entertainment and then slept. Later i woke up and they presented a good movie..kind of funny.

We arrived to New York like at 5-6 am.. we could barely see the sun. But we could clearly see snowflakes falling from the sky. Me and my brother were excited of the snow.. we were in Jordan for 3 weeks waiting for snow and didn't see much but here.. it was like WOW! REAL SNOW! After we made immigration and everything we went to a spot where we could get free Wi-Fi. We were in front of a big window where we could see how the snow covered the planes and the floor. I went to grab some breakfast..from Burger King? I though it was too expensive.. about 7 dollars each B-fast combo. After hours of waiting.. i decided to walk around the airport with my brother and we saw on the screens almost all the flights were cancelled we were like OH SHIT! We ran to my mother and told her..and she went to talked with the staff to see what could they do. They re-scheduled our flight for 2 days after. We went to Baggage Claim and talk with the people there to get our luggage back but they already sent it to ATL. We had no clothes for cold weather.. and there was a blizzard storm. Delta Airlines gave us some vouchers we could use for the hotel and food. We arrived to the hotel and didn't go out of the room..just to make calls downstairs.

The next morning we woke up at 4 30 am to go to the airport at 5 am and see what could we do to go to Panama fast. We got to be at a stand-by status for the flight to ATL at 11am. Before the flight departure we had to wait like 6 hours.. Seeing the same stores..same restaurants. After everyone went inside the plane we could notice we weren't the only stand-by guys. There were like 20 more people in stand-by. They started calling and BAM! Fortunately we were the third party they called. We were excited i even jumped when they called our names haha.

Here are some shots i could get in JFK Internation Airport

This was the sunrise that sat next to us on the foodcourt

Zeid superstoked to finally play with snow

Mine is the Atlanta one

This shot i got it @Burger King when i went to get my 7 dollar breakfast

My brother Zeid super stoked because of the snow

This is the view we had in front of our Wi-Fi spot

Arab HDR

So perfect the ruins.. ALIENS!!!!

B&W Treasury

Jets flying....

Amman, Jordan

Amman? Ever heard about this? ..
Amman is Jordan's capital. Jordan is a country in the Middle East. Jordan is the place from where my mom comes from and it has been a great part of my life because I lived there when i was little that's where my lovely grandparents live.

I wasn't too excited about the trip, because I just wanted to surf and improve my surfing during the holidays, but it was a family trip. I got excited about it and flew 30 hours. Yes, 30 hours, including the stops (PTY -> ATL -> NY -> JORDAN)

I didn't feel it too heavy because the night before my trip I went to the party and didn't sleep well. And in the longest flight (New York --> Jordan). I walked to the end of the plane and found 3 empty chairs and asked the hostess to let me sleep there so i slept all the flight.. just woke up to eat the miserable food which wasn't exquisite hahaha

Anyways Jordan was amazing. I got used to chat with my friends from Panama over the night for all night long because of the time difference (7 hours) until a.m. sharp .. when the guy in the mosque started praying. I know..kind of weird huh?

At the end.. i really enjoyed the trip i got to spend time with my cousins and took a lot of photos of them and also got to go to one of the 7 new wonders of the world, Petra, yes where Indiana Jones used to run in his movies.

Here are some of the shots I could snap out of the trip...

Teita and Jiddo (Grandma and Grandpa) .. They're so happy together.. so young.. so .. so.. soo.. I LOVE THEM

One of the tombs.. at the right you can see three guys praying.. wow those guys were praying in from of such a beautiful view..

The prayers' view was something like this..maybe better

One of the owners of the Donkeys.. he tried to convince us for about an hour to ride his donkey who was called JACKASSS.. he was so funny and so friendly! As you can see he's wearing a kind of eyeliner .. those guys over there start using eyeliner since they're born. These guys knew how to speak in every language.. because of the tourists of course.

Veryy nice girl who came to us and started telling my mom she was pretty ..didn't even try to sell us what she was selling .. just told my mom she would take my mom's face and replace the moon with my mom's pretty face.. amazing

My mom riding a camel ..nice background mom

Camel .. did you know they have 3 stomachs? and eat from their vomit?

Petra famous monument... this is a treasury.. and the little kid who has his hands up is my brother Zeid.. you can have a little idea of how big this thing is .. I still think it was made by Aliens..it's so perfect

The first view i caught of the treasury from inside the SIQ?

This was where Indiana Jones used to run

Variety of colors and textures

Layers.. all this art is caused because of the wind

The gladiator's shoes.. cozy ones.. Nike ? Adidas ?

He looks intelligent huh? When i was watching this "Gladiator Show" .. with arab actors.. i thought it was one of the worst dramatizations I've ever seen hahahah .. it was interesting

Yeah.. the captain

Me playing with my little cousin..Omar

Ahmad.. aka BATATA (In English.. potato)

Please take a look at his eyes

This is Omar and Ahmad.. the smallest of the family.. they love each other

This photo was taken by my brother.. while i was chatting with my friends..probably at 3am

Yeah.. We have our own Signs with our Handwriting .. whatever i dont understand it

Here you can appreciate some of the architecture.. as you can see.. no buildings and really simple houses ..

A mosque during sunset.. here's where my friend the goodnighter started praying at 5am