RUM Hotels - Al Waleed
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... appropriate considering in what region we are at the moment. Additionally we think someone was dressed as Queen Noor or was that just who she thought she was?? The music left something to be desired, when eventually it did get going the Jordanian DJ decided he had had enough and put on some ***** that cleared the dance floor then refused to ...
... and on our way to our hotel, considering the reviews we had read about Jordan and Amman being a modern Arab city we had images the likes of Dubai in mind, never have we been so wrong.
Finally at our hotel we checked in and were given our room keys. What we got was a quad room which was pretty odd but after querying were told that no doubles were available until the next day so we sucked it up and went to sleep just as the sun was rising.
Next morning we made ...
... what life is like in Jordan when you're not well off and you hate your job as a taxi driver.
What will it be like after a month? Hopefully a little more Arabic, a few new cooking techniques, deeper friendships, more sites seen, the city explored, established my niche at work, but still as full of curiosity, exploring, always going deeper and finding more. Here's to 10 more months!
It hasn't even been a week...
... 400 like the one I stayed at. Nevertheless it was worth it for the experience of being able to swim in the Dead Sea at a private beach with a shower a few steps away to wash off the oil textured water.
You don't so much swim in the Dead Sea as bob about. Like everyone I have heard stories about the Dead Sea since childhood as this strange place with impossibly salty water and half a kilometre below sea level. The lowest I measured with my GPS was about -382m, ...
... goaty cooked yoghurt sauce.
Afterwards, it was half past four and considerably cooler, we went to see the Roman Theatre, pretty much the only old place in Amman; very impressive. I have a few pics, which I will load up once I find sufficiently fast internet (mmh?).
The only other old place is the Citadel, which I will try to see tomorrow - only possible to see if I get up early in the morning as I will need to climb a great hill and there is ...