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... escalator. She was OK. So it's OK to find it funny. Isn't it? No? Am I evil? Oh dear. We awoke in our hotel in Amman after a very late night (the flight landed at 23.55) ready for our first day, which started with an hour's bus ride to Jerash, the best Roman ruins outside of Rome, we were told. On the way we were treated to exactly the kind of rampant sexism you'd expect from the Middle East. 'Look out the right side of the bus, there's a ...
... river is the frontier between Jordan and Palestine.
On the Palestine side a group of people chanted and prayed and some of them got baptised in the river. We watched and everybody was happy chatting over the river border ... under the watchful eyes of a few soldiers on the Jordanian side...
... they really mean it and it really made me feel very welcome and very happy to be there. Can you imagine a bunch of NEDS in Scotland saying the same thing "Aye man welcome tae f%^kin Scotland ya bam! Now geez a tenner before I knock you oot!"
I actually found the "Street!" directions worked a treat and wound my way up to the Citadel. The Citadel sits in the middle of Amman high up on the hilltop. It is an amazing place and has been home to several civilisations in this ...
... that was our first stop. We then wandered
down a long "shopping" street. This time they appeared to be
the "real deal", with prices to match, although Emma did get two
skirts for around $24 from H&M, and I bought some "smellies".
We seemed to be wandering
aimlessly, so headed back to the bus stop, and were just in time to catch
another bus without having to wait. Our next stop was the Egyptian Bazaar
and Spice Market. The ...
... top, we went into the temple and "saw" Buddha's footprint. It was actually under a cloth and some Lotus flowers. But I'll count it as a "see." We then waited for the sunrise. This was absolutely beautiful. The colors were so vibrant across the sky and when the sun actually appeared, I was shocked. I have never seen the sun in a complete circle. It looked like it was coming out from between the mountains in distance. It was a bright orange with red lines, and below it you could see ...