Welcome to Jordan!
Trip Start Sep 17, 2007
273Trip End Oct 08, 2008
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It wasn't very far to the border. We dismounted, paid the exit tax and changed our sheqels to dinar, remounted, drove to the crossing, and paid for a Jordinian visa and were stamped into Jordan. Then we had an unventful drive until we arrive in Amman.
We were dropped off way outside of Amman, and had the unpleasant task of picking one of the many taxi drivers. We did not pick the one that wouldn't get out of my face. It was a little shock to be back in an Arab culture. We checked into our hotel and found a felafel stand for dinner. These treats are pretty good and cost about 50 cents. In Israel they cost $6 so we didn't get many. Here we got quite a few. We spent a little while trying to figure out the complicated range of currency here. The main unit is a dinar, which is worth about $1.50. A dinar is made up of 1000 fils. 10 fils is one piastre. So the vendor will give a number and its up to you to determine whether its fils, piastres, or dinars. We figured out the system eventually.
There wasn't much to do in Amman, but we were using it as a base for trips to Jerash and Madaba. The felafel was good and cheap though.