What I did was go to my...
What I did was go to my embassy and read old newspapers. That was the most fun I had in Amman. I've never been so out of things to do as there. Now, I know people that have seriously enjoyed their stay there, so it's probably just me! Norwegian newspapers. Hurray.
In summer, Amman isn't so hot but short sleeves is better for visting. Shorts are also welcome, but most Jordanians wear long pants in the city.Sun glasses is also required if you don't want your eyes to be uncomfortable. Sun tan lotion is required. The sun there is very sunny. It's not only for your beautiness, it's also for your health. It's okay to have a normal digital camera with you. CASH...Jordanians don't like to accept credit cards. So I STRONGLY recommend to have enough cash with you. And of course, you can withdraw from any ATM in the city, but International withdrawal cost around US2.3+. I think Jordan it's safe to carry some money with you in the street.
Sorry, I don't really know how to place this tip. So I type it onder this category!!
There are many Airlines' office in King Al-Hussein St, including KLM, Middle East Airlines (Lebanon), Iberia( Spain ) and Egypt Air and many travel agencies. If you want to book a trip to other countries nearby, just come to this street. It locates in downtown Amman. Air ticket and a trip to...
And most of the travel agencies here accept credit cards, so it's also convenient!!
Arriving in Amman
Amman International Airport is served by several airlines including Royal Jordanian, Emirates, Gulf Air, etc.
The airport is located around 40 km outside the city in the middle of the desert, however there is a lot of development going on at the Airport road, ie the road that takes you from the airport to the city.
Great food with a view
The restaurant is in the Wild Jordan Center of the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, which is on one of the hillsides of Amman in a modern fancy ecological built building.
Try to make a reservation for a table near one of the windows or just go out on the balcony to enjoy the view.
The crowd is mainly young western-style (middle and upper class) Jordanians and internationals who can afford the western-style prices.
Before or after meal you can also see exibitions about the Jordanian nature, buy handcrafted souvenirs or get information about hiking, camping and nature-concious travelling.
(by the way: the Center is supported by the German Technical Cooperation Agency, gtz ;-) I don't remember the food we had but i remember it was amazing (especially if you ate falafel for weeks ;-) and the smoothies are just great. The salads are huge and everything is freshly made.