about the people
Jordanian people are wonerfully warm and caring: everywhere I went I was stopped by people who simply wanted to know where I was from and to thank me for visiting their country. Or salespersons in shops who would not even let me carry the packet of cigarettes I wanted to buy. Such kindness, I have not met with anywhere else. My wonderful friend Jibrail who showed me the "other" Amman and the surrounding area - and Sam, the Palestinian taxi driver who would wait with his taxi for me until my friend arrived (often late, for the record)
What to wear.
At all hotels are basically like any in the world. Swimming pools are the same, its not offensive to wear a bikini. However, I wore a long sleeve cotton shirt and longish shorts in the daytime whilst shopping.
Summer Flea Market II
The JARA Friday Flea Market. JARA is the Jabal Aman Residents Association, which was set up in July of last year with the purpose of
maintaining and preserving the identity of the neighborhood. Local handicraft
It costs around 20 dinars to the hotel from the airport by taxi. There is little public transport available and most people just use taxis as petrol is VERY cheap in Amman.
The main type of taxi is a yellow taxi but you can also hire a white taxi but they are written in Arabic.
Most taxi drivers speak English.
This was one of the BEST restaurants I have visited outside of America. The decor is so modern and cool. Nothing in America is like it. The food, staff and clientale are ultrachic and international. Try the Tuna Cheese Balls. They are what dreams are made of. They have awesome drinks too, which is saying alot for a Muslim country. I wish I could remember the name of the blueish-purplish drink I had there but TRUST is was the bomb!! The breakfast is cool too. I got this large bread with cream cheese and jelly smeared on top. It was awesome!! Holla at the Blue Fig anytime your in Jordan. It is worth a trip. (Now if I can only get one in Houston, Texas, I'd be happy!) Tuna Cheese Balls