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... our program staff, getting to known each other, and getting a
little taste of what Amman is like. One of the most entertaining parts of our
orientation was our drop-off activity. For our drop off activity we were all
broken into groups of 4 and given places to visit and a some money and
basically left to figure things out. As I expected- our group got lost several
times- mainly due to the general lack of people who knew where we ...
... the stable area. The castle is ruined as an earthquake brought the walls down long ago and it is very exposed but there was a cooling breeze so that even I did not feel too hot. The best part of the site is below ground where a lot of rooms lead off from passageways, these rooms were dungeons and storehouses, barracks and kitchens. The site was refreshingly empty when we were there and it is great to be able to wander at will around from room to room and level to level often ...
... nonetheless. The site itself isn't spectacular, but it being our first panoramic view from Jordan into Israel was really meaningful. We had a tiny taste of what it must've felt like for Abraham to gaze over all the land, and probably longingly to the promised land which is now Israel. Bad on him for hitting a rock in the desert to get water!
To see what he likely saw was moving, sobering, and brought some of what we've read for years to ...
I've arrived safely in Amman, Jordan. A few hiccups, not worth telling about... Lol but if it wasn't for the calmness of Olivia, I could still be in Tullamarine!!! Jordan is a very different city. The "white city" because of its limestone buildings. It is beautiful, I have been to the citadel today, driven all around the city. I'm off the ...
... when the guy banged his head so ******* the bottom of the pool that he resurfaced with his face covered in blood requiring an ambulance. Yes friends we saw some great Darwin's law candidates today so on that note we decided to call it a day.
We jumped into Jelal's car just in time to witness the beautiful sunset outlining the minarets of Jerusalem in the distant horizon and made our way back to Amman.