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Travel Blogs from Amman
Well we have finally arrived in Amman, the capital city of Jordan in the middle of a sandstorm. A wander along the streets of Amman this afternoon was very interesting. So many men, women seldom seen. We head off to Petra tomorrow where the tour really begins. We are really looking forward to getting some shuteye tonight. Mrs …
It was a long journey to Jordan. 9 hours to Bang Kok, about 31/2 hours in transit (a lot of that spent on walking from the arrival terminal to the transit terminal - must have been nearly 3 kilometres) and a further 9 hours from Bang Kok to Cairo, a further short journey from Cairo to Amman. We were met by the tourist company, Tropicana Tours Rep …
... in Ayahs capable hands. The next day was more shopping, and after that we spent a day with Raya. She toom us downtown to her mums art galery which is looovely, and we went shopping for bits and bobs and fruit in the huge fruit market. I saw a small guitar for 10JD (9quid) that I was very tempted by but I have no money left! Also the lute's here ranged from 90JD to 200JD! We met Rayas Grandmother and her Grandmothers sister who were both so nice but kept trying to feed us even ...
Overall they got a great response from us - although I hope it wasn't too believable for the kids in the audience, I did hear a few whimpers. Last of all, they had two chariots come on and do a couple of laps of the circuit! This show literally had everything! Topping it all off, at a few moments during proceedings a properly attired soldier type blew a long circular trumpet up on the grandstand to our left. It looked very Roman ...
We enjoyed a leisurely morning in our flat until Dan arrived at 12 to collect the money and the key. He was keen to chat and told us he owned 9 apartments in the block and earned his living from them and that his goal was to own a whole block one day. Apparently prices in the area have soared recently as it is slowly being smartened up.
We caught a taxi from the flat to the city train station and ...
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