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    6 monthes ago - By GoBackpacking

    The entrance to Jerash is packed with Jordanian vendors, schoolchildren, and families. As a tall, blonde woman, I received lots of stares.
    A girl, smiling as her friends giggled, approached me and asked to take a photo. I was confused before saying no thanks, thinking they might be making fun of me.
    As we ventured into the Greco-Roman ruins, the groups of schoolgirls continued to approach us and ask for photos.
    They would yell, “selfie” and run over in groups with their iPhones to take a photo together, followed by: “I love you!” and “You are beautiful!” and “Welcome to Jordan!”
    When I...
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