RUM Hotels - Al Waleed
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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... there, we discussed food, culture, politics, travel, etc. All the stuff you’re not supposed to talk about. I found out that he works three jobs to support two kids. It all made sense when he quoted me the price of the rides, $80 JOD, plus tip. Yep, way over a $100!!! Granted, he did drive me out past heaven’s gates to a land that time forgot. But, I figured this was all part of his “my baby’s gotta eat strategy”, so I paid it and went on my way. ...
... to departures to await our next flight to Amman.
This flight was once again on time and before we knew it we were in Jordan albeit at about 2am.
The airport was almost exactly how we expected it when we step of the gangway with cool air conditioning and clean marble floors, this we realised was being payed for with the useless but expensive $80aud postage stamp visa we had to purchase.
Once we collected our bags and headed outside we were in ...
... 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...
... to King Abdullah bin Al-Hussein, who galvanised the Arab nations in their uprising against the Turks at the end of the first world war, and was proclaimed the first king of Jordan in 1946 when the British pulled out of the region after the second world war. Along with most things in this part of the world, the history is not very straightforward. In 1948, shortly after being proclaimed a country, Jordan had an expansionist policy, and invaded and occupied ...
... stone age, bronze age and iron age, as well as through the Assyrian and Babylonian periods, the Nabateans (who built Petra as their capital), Alexander the Great, and the Roman domination, then the Byzantine (Christian) period which gave way to the Islamic conquest, the fall of the Ottoman (Turkish) empire, and the founding of the modern Jordanian state in 1948. Whew!
Still to come is the full second floor, and the adjacent children's ...