Cordoba Hotel

16Shat Al Arab Street, Amman, 11181, Jordan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Amman

Marriages, religion and culture

A travel blog entry by desertfish


... he explained that he wanted her for a wife and she with her families permission agreed.

In Islam, polygamy of up to 4 wives is aloud as long as they are treated equally, but it is not encouraged. Palestinian refugees brought the concept of polygamy to Jordan and some men continue to take multiple wives but it isn't very common. It is more common in the far south and east and not as common in Amman. Therefore, an average family in ...

Water above, below, before, behind and beside me

A travel blog entry by poon

... nonetheless. The site itself isn't spectacular, but it being our first panoramic view from Jordan into Israel was really meaningful. We had a tiny taste of what it must've felt like for Abraham to gaze over all the land, and probably longingly to the promised land which is now Israel. Bad on him for hitting a rock in the desert to get water!
To see what he likely saw was moving, sobering, and brought some of what we've read for years to ...

Exploring Amman and surrounds

A travel blog entry by salmorton01


... is that it is largely the mountainous eastern side of the Jordan Valley, facing Israel across the valley. Tough country... What we are also learning is that Jordan is even dirtier and untidier than  Israel by a factor of many. It is disgraceful - rubbish just dumped anywhere, waste materials from building sites just left. Everything is also old and dirty. One reason for this might be that Jordan is a very poor country - much poorer than Israel. It's a tough country to live in ...

A day doing nothing

A travel blog entry by inanna


... with just 110 mm of rain a year!!!

On the Dead Sea we visited Amman Beach, a public beach with access to the Dead Sea and two huge pools!! We wobbled for about an hour in the Sea (yes, I know now the exact locations of chaved skin on my body!)

When jumping in the pool afterwards we all dropped like stones, and it suddenly seemed such an effort to keep above water level!

All in all a very good day, which ...

Day Tripping

A travel blog entry by christine_n_den


... 8217;t judge you if you haven’t heard of this map, I sure hadn’t. Unlike most maps today, this map, built in the 6th Century, is a mosaic. The map has an extensive history that I won’t bore you with, however it is interesting to note that it was extremely accurate for the time period it was constructed in. Anyone with an interest in cartography should read more about this map. Our second stop was Mt. Nebo - ...


This hotel, located on 16Shat Al Arab Street, Amman, is near The Citadel, Roman Amphitheater, Qasr al-Kharrana, and National Archaeological Museum.
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