Expectation The numerous Roman ruin sites (pleasantly) surprised me, didn’t know there would be so many. I didn’t expect women to be seen in public areas. I thought Arab women don’t work in Jordan. And on my first day here, I was afraid to step out of the hostel to explore the downtown streets alone. Alhamdulillah, I met an American lady in my hostel room and she showed me around downtown Amman the whole day! Me: Is it safe for women to walk alone here? American doctor: Yes! of course….