Trip Start Oct 13, 2009
18Trip End Nov 26, 2009
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Standing at a viewpoint on the hill, looking across to the pillars of the Temple of Hercules opposite, two young men on my left say "welcome". "Thank you", I say.
"Is this your first visit to Jordan?"
"Yes, it is."
"You ARE welcome. Enjoy your visit."
Walking by a small cafe at the City Hall around dusk, all the tables are filled with men drinking coffee, puffing on hookahs (I think that is what they are called) or playing cards
When I am ready to leave they won't even let me pay for my coffee. "You ARE welcome. Enjoy your stay in Jordan."
Walking along the street earlier, a 40ish man was just sitting down with his lunch at a table on the pavement:
"Welcome. Where are you from?"
"Oh, lovely people. Is this your first visit to Jordan?"
"Yes, it is."
"You ARE welcome. Where will you go?"
"Well, I'm planning to hire a car and go to the north of the country."
"Ah, I am from the north. I will give you my mobile number and you can call me if you have any questions, and if you go there, I will meet you and take you to visit my family."
So I have booked a car for tomorrow and decided to call Muitham with a couple of questions
Hmmm, I've never been offered a room in a stranger's house before, in all my travels.
Should I, or shouldn't I?
I said I will call him again on Friday morning.