Monday, October 31, 2005 | Amman, Jordan (map)
Soon we were sipping beers in a crowd of assorted Jordanians, Americans, and Europeans dressed as ancient Greeks, modern sheikhs (my pick), cowboys, comic book heroes, and animals. Good times.
And finally, a little self congratulations: This outfit represents perhaps my greatest triumph—the pinnacle of my Arab world market education. To buy the white jellabiyah, I bargained a downtown shopkeeper down from 32 Jordanian dinars to just 2!