Friday, February 1
Snow in Jordan
Snow In Jordan 21 Jan 2008 - The best home videos are here
It's funny two Saturdays ago there was a storm just like this in Birmingham and people took video of it there and then, too. And it only lasted a couple hours in both spots.
In Ramallah, residents were surprised to see snow when they woke up. For some, it was their first time.
"I'm originally from Gaza where snow never falls," said Bothaina Smairi, 28, who was out in the snow taking pictures. "The white snow is covering the old world and I feel like I am in a new world where everything is white, clean, and beautiful," she said.
"I am just astonished with the snow. When I saw the snow this morning, I felt happy, my heart was laughing," said Mary Zabaro, 17, a student dressed warmly in a red hat and pink scarf.
In Amman, children sledded on inflatable tubes and plastic bowls as snow plows tried to open streets clogged with one foot of snow.
My 5yo daughter here in Alabama put snow in a cereal bowl to "save" it.
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