Landmark Amman Hotel & Conference Center
Travel Blogs from Amman
The day became increasingly hot, and it was easily in the high 70's. While it felt nice compared to the horrible winter we left behind, we were soon hot, tired and thirsty, so while we did manage to walk through the entire complex, we did not "do it justice." We elected to find a nice restaurant and recharge ourselves.
Our tour book recommended a restaurant right down the road called the Lebanese House, and it did not disappoint. It was a ...
... 8220;Which country are you going to next after United Kingdom?”
Staff: “Why do you want to go to Turkey?”
I thought: “Is that your business, dude?”
Scenario 2: at the airline check-in desk at the airport, Nepal
Staff: “Do you know you are going to Jordan via Doha?”
Staff: “Do you have a return ticket going back to your home country?”
... to take a slight leap with me - think back to Hurricane Katrina and remember those who filled that stadium when they escaped the storm, now multiple that by 500 times and keep everyone there for years or decades and you have a better sense of the refugee issue in Jordan.
In addition to the 500,000 Syrian Refugees in the country, Jordan is home to 2 million Palestinian refugees. But to provide services to ...
... all down, it still seemed like night time. The attendants tell us when to shut or raise the window shades. I guess it helps us all adjust to the time change. We have 558 miles (1 hour and 17 minutes flying) left before landing in Bangkok. Our flight path has been almost a straight line from Jordan over India into Thailand. Flying at 40,000 ft and the temperature outside is 75 degrees, NO WAIT, it is MINUS 75 degrees. And, yes, that is Fahrenheit. All I ...
... by it. I follow it up a hill past a mix of government buildings, modern structures alongside Ottoman-like cut stone buildings. Then the road widens with a parking lot in the center with buses and travel agencies around the perimeter.
“Damascus! Damascus!” a ticket vendor calls out. “Do you want to go to Damascus?” …Uh, there is a civil war going on there right now, isn’t there?
I continue on up the ...