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Travel Blogs from Amman
The rest of downtown Amman is pretty much light-coloured concrete in various states of disrepair and loads of rubbish. Its not that nice a sight.
The opposite to that would be the Jebel Amman, the embassy district with the supercool cafes, but I will go and see that also once I"m back.
The plan for tomorrow is to get up at 7 (in sha' allah), climb the hill to the Citadel and Ummayad palace, during the heat pack my bags and in ...
... de me rendre compte que la Turkish avait ENCORE UNE FOIS pété ma valise. Super x2.
Le chauffeur qui devait m'emmener chez mon amie m'attendait encore (Dieu merci) mais nous ne pouvions pas quitter l'aéroport à cause de quelques gars qui avaient décidé de se battre avec le responsable du péage à la sortie du parking de l'aéroport. Heureusement la cavalerie est arrivée et nous a libérés.
Samedi fut aussi fainéant ...
... is it better this way?
The bakers thought we were nuts - another thing to get used to is that products generally are not priced up. We asked for six bits of bread and bought a tray of Jordanian cookies. The six bits of khobz came to the princely sum of 0.100 JD - about 10 p. The bread was normally packaged in packs of 20, it wasn't much more expensive to purchase this many. The fruit in the shop across from the bakers was equally as cheap, and ...
... of the time of day or night. There seem to be two english phrases everybody knows here: (1) "Where (are) you from?" and, regardless of your answer, (2) "Welcome to Jordan!". While we've struggled to communicate at times we've always been able to find someone that speaks enough English to help us out.
So what have we done so far?
Days 1-3: Home base in Madaba (an hour outside of Amman). Madaba is known as the "Mosaic City" due to the historic ...
... on the walls and drawings of camels, humans etc. It was hard to believe people lived here so long ago.
We climbed a huge sand dune and visited a few sights before stopping at a shaded area under a cliff where we had a picnic. Our guide made a fire and prepared Bedouin tea and handed out a packed lunch to each of us. We stopped here for 2.5 hours which was a nice break. We then had a 45 minute walk through Burrah Canyon. The scenery was amazing and there were ...