Al-Fanar Palace Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Amman
... fist of Hercules, one of few remaining pieces of a statue of the demi God that once towered above the city. Sadly you're not allowed to touch it so Harry didn't get the world's best fist bump photo. With little else to see in Amman Harry and Pagey spent the evening enjoying shishas, mixed grills and football on TV in one of the establishments near the hotel. Awesome falafel and hummus to start probably my favourite meal of the trip. A tasty way to end a fun ...
... for his people. It's moving to stand there and be in this place thinking and realising that many centuries, thousands of years ago, such people have climbed this very hill, watched over this very landscape and set events that shaped up the world that we know...
We continued along, descending Mount Nebo towards another biblical place. It was even more touching as we ...
... houses. There is something about doing something fun and creative that brings out the inner child in you again.
Since I had left Mya home in tears because she wanted to come I was thankful that they had an extra kit for me to take home. It was a fun evening spent doing something festive in a land that is only recently celebrating Christmas.
... Too heavy to carry you know!
Liezl took us for lunch to the Jordans famous falafal shop. First we are served a salad type dish of tomatoes, mint leaves and an onion cut in half, YUM. Hummus with olive oil poured over it is great! We did feel like we were a walking exhibit half the time. Lots of people stare at us but you get so you can just ignore them. Where we live is north of down town in an area where ...
... what's to come! She became my flying buddy.
In Chicago we ate and hurried to our gate when a Jordanian man stopped us and said, "Slow down. Are you flying with Jordanian Airlines?"
"You see that group of people down there? That's where you're going."
I took it as the official welcome to Jordan, where I am told everything is slower.
In that group of people I met Chelsea, who I will be sharing an apartment with, and another couple who will ...