BEST WESTERN Commodore Hotel
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... morning I wake up and it's shining and it's warm
- the fruit/veggie shop, home made Naan bread store just a couple blocks away.
- the young guy making the bread smiling and saying hello every time we pass
- the malls, nice and modern with everything we need
- the friendly people and how helpful they are
- the cheap taxi rides
- the rows and rows of white buildings
- seeing goats or a donkey in the lot ...
Today we start our journey back to Amman. We travelled along the Desert Road which is less attractive than the King's Highway but the scenery is more like the desert terrain I had expected. The road follows the Jordan Valley facing the West Bank and leading to the Dead Sea a drop of some 400M below sea level. The desert is bleak with some sand dunes and there is an appeal in this desolation especially when it is peppered with Bedouin leading camels ...
... man named Hani. He was a real treat! He had a single chair out the front of his shop and asked us if we wanted to sit down to enjoy the coffee. "Sure!", we said and he got us the chair from behind his counter, placing it next to the one already out the front, ducked into the shop to the left of his and came out with a little plastic table to put between our chairs. Dane popped into the shop to the right and returned with an Arabic sweet ...
... gleaming new (and rather empty) terminal.
After hitting the ATM (which surprised me in that it even worked), we got in line to purchase our visas and go through immigration. After paying the visa fee -- which had just doubled in the last week...grrrrr -- we each had our iris's scanned. The two agents behind the counter were talking between themselves in Arabic, and K later asked if they might have been ...
... disappointment as it is old, dusty and badly kept, and also because the major exhibits like the Dead Sea Scrolls have been removed to the Jordan Museum which leaves it for dead.
Heading down through the local's backyards to avoid the long walk, it was back to the hotel mid afternoon for a rest, then out for dinner. We decided to head up the hill and steps back to Rainbow Street to see if it came alive at night. Nope. Apart from one large group of locals celebrating at ...