Hadrian'S Gate Hotel
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In addition to my musings from a couple of weeks ago, I had some further thoughts tonight regarding my time in Cambodia. Things have taken a turn for the satirical. It has the form of an email exchange, because that's literally what happened and I'm just including it here as it's funny. Basically I received an email from a stranger tonight about …
... the Ottoman Turks in WW I (the film, Lawrence of Arabia depicts it.) Finally, at Jerash in northern Jordan. Marcie said, "it makes the ruins in Rome look sick" They cover about 200 acres with mammoth arched gates, baths, "shopping malls" and rooms of houses. This was one of the Decapolis cities so Jesus would have preached here. It was amazing! Will try to add ...
... also called a castle) was built in the late 12th century by he nephew of Saladin. It is on the highest point in the area and dominates the skyline.
The weather has been perfect.
We had lunch at the Green Valley Restaurant. Very similar to yesterday's lunch. Kebobs of beef, lamb and chicken. Salads, fruit. Very good. In Amman, we saw McDonald's, Starbucks, Subway, Dunkn Donuts and Chili's; but we don't plan to eat at any of those.
... a flourishing city of wealthy Romans parading the streets.
While scrambling around the stairs of one of the amphitheatres, we were treated to a slightly cheesy musical performance by some local players dressed in what looked like old-fashioned Arab military uniforms. Surprisingly, the instruments were bagpipes and drums! Ah yes, the influence of the British colonizers is still alive and well here in northern Jordan.
And speaking of ...
Our first official tour day and we're off to the ancient city of Jerash, a well preserved Roman city. Walking through the old streets, we pass through Hadrian’s Gate and the Hippodrome before entering the Philadelphia Gate into the Forum. It was a very interesting refresher on Roman history as well as new information. The difference between Arab and Muslim – based on ethnic group, and religion, though I believe language is ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHadrian'S Gate Hotel Jerash
Nothing special. Basically a guesthouse. Overpriced, but hey they're the only hotel in town.
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