The people of Jordan are some of the most friendly people that I have met anywhere. It all ranges from a friendly, "Welcome to Jordan," as you are walking down the street to getting invited to play soccer in a small park.
Not only are Jordanian people friendly but they are some of the most tolerant people anywhere as well. From what I understand, most people in Jordan believe that what you do is between you and your God. Of course, you should respect that most of them follow the Islamic faith.
Drinking Arabic coffee
If you go to Amman or any other jordanian city ,You will have the chance to drink true Arabic coffee.
Jordanian society is made of people came from tribes originating from Arabian peninsula.
So you might see some of thier habits .One of the habits is Arabic coffee which reflects the hospitality and friendship of jordanian people.
It's served almost in all occasions and celebrations ( Daily life,engagement,marriage and death).
You will hear some sentences like "sobb Al gahwa" (The S is hard) which means serve the coffee said by the master of the tribe or the older man or owner of the house ,simply to one of the servants or the mature guys.
There is protocol and rules for drinking the coffee,making ugly voice in all cultures is not allowed .
If you were in happy occassion ,and u want to refill it again then just simpky raise the cup to the one who refills the coffee and u would get another cup . If u don't want more then you must shake the cup several times using the hand (not full arm movement) and Have to say "Da-i-meh" that means (may it last forever) or u can use another one "Amar" which means (god bless this place and people).
If u were in unhappy occassions (death) the same procedure u have to do if u want or don't want more coffee.
DON"T COMMENT ANY THING SAYING "AMAR" OR "DA_I_MEH"
You will be targeted by lot of eyes!!
off amman: jerash (day trip)
Jerash is the roman Gerasa, and its the best preserved of the 10 cities that used to belong to the Decapolis, a Roman association of cities. What is truly spectacular about jerash is the street plan, the colonnated main street, and the oval square (very unconventional).
Other important monuments to see are the South Theatre, the Temple of Zeus, Adrian's Arch, the Nymphaeum, the Artemis Temple Complex and the North Theatre.
Roman ruins aside, there are also 14 byzantine churches with splendid mosaics
Taxis in Amman
The taxis have counters, so it gives you less chance of being ripped off, but once you leave Amman, that is another story. It is really an expensive place in this view. From the Dead Sea to Amman expect to pay around 25 JD (1 JD = 1.41 USD) ... So it can be quite expensive. If you plan on going to be tourist sights outside of Amman, then find the bus station and take the public transportation unless u can afford the large cab fares. From Amman to Aqaba, it is 3.5 Dinars by bus verses 110 JD. The choice is yours.
Take the bus!
For one day trip, Amman is pretty well located. During a weekend, I was willing to visit Jerash. One way of going there is to call a taxi. That’s what the concierge from the hotel suggested. Cost : 35JD + 7JD/hour. Another taxi driver proposed us the trip for 50JD…
Now there is another alternative, take the bus!! This is quite an experience, even not every local inhabitants have already done it ;-)
...but for 0.5 JD we arrived at Jerash without any problem!!