Monthly Archives: November 2010

This blog is called Chalega. What does that even mean?

Ever walked down the streets of Amman and heard a throaty “YALLA” directed to slow passersby? It’s a word that has multiple spellings and countless meanings. But basically, it means, “let’s go,” or “let’s move it.” Chalega is a similar … Continue reading

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Coming to a kiosk near you…

Can you identify the American franchise displayed here in Cyrillic? Chalk one up for spreading democracy through frozen treats. Posted with WordPress for BlackBerry.

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Moscow greeted me with fresh powder.

Snow in Moscow. I never thought I’d be blogging from an airport in Russia — much less over wi-fi at Moscow’s cosmopolitan airport. In the only true way to arrive in Russia, the ground was blanketed with snow. Wonderful. I … Continue reading

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Coming soon…

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