A Quiet Day in Amman

As you may have noticed, I am slowly working my way through my trip to Jordan and Israel in April of this year, interspersed with various side trips in North America. As I do that, I’m even going to include some of the slow days, because these often show a completely different side of a city.

The Amman museum is well worth an extended visit, but with the opportunity to visit so many of the actual archeological sites, we limited ourselves to a few hours, and then headed to the heart of the city. That is an adventure in itself, and one that I would not recommend unless you have a local behind the wheel.

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As you can see, driving in Amman can be an adventure in itself. Fortunately we had Jamal to drive for us.

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Our objective was a very small Falafel shop, highly recommended by none other than Jamal. Which is a good thing, because I don’t think that we would have been likely to walk down this street without a trusted recommendation.

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And I am positive that we would not have stopped at the shop without Jamal.

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But we did stop, and it was well worth it. We had falafel sandwiches, and falafel with red onion filling. Yummy.

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On our way home we stopped at a local shop to pick up labneh and marvel at the local spices.

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Then it was back to the patio and a meeting of The Other Champagne Club.

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But if you want to read about that, you’ll have to check out the TOCC blog.

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One Response to A Quiet Day in Amman

  1. It looks like a prefect day to me! šŸ™‚
    I miss a good falafel in Santiago, where I am living. I know a couple of places where I can find it but nothing compare to the one in your picture!!

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