Holiday Inn Amman
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... thy sells something that sounds like kanafe. It's white cheese with a topping and a sweet syrup. Very sweet!
Red bull is in Amman too, giving out free cans of heart pounding liquid. I took one but couldn't bring myself to even try it! I bought jeans to make a quilt so we had fun trying them on. I got the biggest pairs!
There is a holiday here tomorrow called Eid. So when we went for groceries the other day we saw these people acting like statues and ...
... walking up large flights of steps constantly to try to get back on my route according to Google maps. I didn't even think I went that far downhill, but apparently I did. I walked through residential streets, the people staring at me, knowing as well as I did that I was completely lost. I could tell from the map that I was close to the hotel, but somehow couldn't make it there. I had been walking for about an hour. Why did I say earlier ...
... looking out for each other. Also they just skip lines. There were a few of us waiting in line for the toilet and they all just shoved past us. This was when I realised I needed to apply the Chinese tactics again- no lining up -just push your way through. We decided to do Jordan with Intrepid but in hindsight you could totally do it yourself. Our tour stated in Wadi Rum Desert. This was actually pretty good. Once you can get over the 40plus heat ...
... other strangers who got the original email! I've already received a couple of funny replies :-)
Agreed, it took my phone 10 seconds to load all the recipients! [referring to someone who'd already had the idea to hit reply-all asking how on earth they got on the mailing list]
... last time I did the trip to Um Quais from where we were staying in a zero star fleapit in Irbid, our English, alcoholic, colleague, who'd been living in Irbid far too long and had gone a bit native, picked us up. He'd clearly had a whisky. On that occasion we stopped on a deserted road to ask for directions and interrupted a drug deal. The next group of people we stopped to ask directions got out of their car weilding rifles. This was of the utmost concern. Until ...