Jordan Planet East Coast Congress

A moment in Paolo's
While the Jameeds were in town, we had our first official East Coast Jordan Planet meeting. Attendants included the Jameeds, Beisan and yours truly (along with the husband). The venue was Paolo’s Ristorante in beautiful Georgetown, rumored to have been a favorite of the late King Hussein. We discussed blogging issues, Jordanian politics, life in the US and the development of Jordan Planet.Continuing debate at Kramer's

I found it fascinating that all of us were able to converse non-stop for hours on end like long-time best friends. I guess, in a way, we were all connected by the love for our country and our passion for blogging. One thing that Jordan Planet has created — in addition to its serving as a platform for self-expression — are these mini-Jordanian communities that are scattered across the globe. So once again, kudos to the man who created our wonderful Planet.

After a delicious feast at Paolo’s, we made our way to another favorite of mine — Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe — for continuing discussions. Oh, and here’s a link to a previous "non-official" East Coast congress, where Laith, Besian and I enjoyed a brief encounter.

By Natasha Tynes

Iā€™m a Jordanian-American journalist, writer, and media development professional based in Washington, DC.


  1. ouf! a congress kaman!? lol everytime one of these things happens it seems the terminology is getting more official and complex. everyone should stick with “meet-up” as obviously one cannot establish a congress on the east coast without me! šŸ˜€
    thanks for the great post.

  2. “meet-ups” are local in nature. “conference” and “congress” gather delegates from thousands of miles away.
    “congress”…i like šŸ˜‰

  3. okay so when are we going to have a congress in Los Angeles ha? šŸ™ You know every one is more than welcome to come!

  4. Looks like it was a productive “mu2tamar,” but I think the Sundance one will be a strong contender for title of best jp north america conf.
    We’ll see in a few weeks.

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