Al Sham Hotel
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... of a microwave for a few minutes, came back with my meal. Oh great! Let's put the microwave where the customers can hear it. The meal of rice and chicken was average but at the end of the meal I bit into something that I thought was a chicken bone until I took it out of my mouth and noticed it was a large piece of glass. I showed her the piece of glass but she just sheepishly took my plate away and disappeared. No apology. Too embarrassed to admit any fault, even if it ...
... We didn't get much sleep that night. The next morning we moved our stuff into the room with private bathroom and felt much better. The staff here are very rude which just adds to everything else. We left the hotel and went for a walk around the old city. It took all day walking around the tiny streets getting lost, looking in palaces and mosques. I had the best ice cream ever in a place called Bardash. Even Fraser said it was good. Feeling tired ...
... was looking at a new addiction. I was in Amman walking with my friend Rob.
"what's that place?" I asked staring into the curiously inviting interior of a building we were passing.
"A hammam, a Turkish bathhouse"
"ohh...." my mind filled with a million questions "is it expensive?"
"wait till you get to Syria, here in Amman they're priced for tourists"
Fast forward to the present day. The hammam has now become ...
... I wanted" (ummm, rrp is not the same at red peppers, sdt is not the same as fresh tomato, and feta doesn't go with pineapple!). Of course, at home, modding pizza is the name of the game, but here its like they didn't quite get it. So after some awkward pauses and some fandangling, I got what I wanted. But it through them off. And the pizza was awesome and super satisfying. But anyways, as I've said before, wasting food is the name of the game. I don't know if its ...
... come directly here, and are very emotional here.
Out the back, adjoining, is Saladins tomb. Or two tombs. Kaiswe Wilhelm gave a fancy one when he visited in 1880 something. Why is not clear, as there is very large one ready in use!
Leila's for dinner, a rooftop restaurant behind the mosque. we watched the hundreds of swifts come home to roost in the minaret of Jesus.
While we sat, the sunset call to prayer cries out very loudly next to us. Baba ...