Amman - Citadel, Roman Theatre and Markets

Trip Start Feb 19, 2010
Trip End Jan 31, 2012

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Arrived in Amman Today. Managed to find the hotel I wanted though had to search around since the taxi did not drop me off right in front of it. Luckily I saw another hotel that appears in my lonely planet map and could use it as a reference point.

Spent the day wondering around downtown amman through the markets. The city is basically located over seven hill sides so a lot of up and down walking. The place reminds me a bit of india but certainly a lot cleaner. (ie no cows on the street). Ended up wondering through some markets, the Citadel and roman theatre. Ended the day with a light meal in a cafe where I smoked some watermelon tabaco with a sheesha (waterpipe).  and sat on the balcony  and watch the people and traffic go by on the street.

Would not like to drive on Jordanian roads. Traffic seems to do what it likes most of the time and if you don't hear at least one horn every 10 minutes then you must be deaf. Also pedestrians seem to just step out into any small gap in the traffic and expect the traffic to stop. Of course illiciting a toot from a car horn most of the time. Also saw a lot of police giving people tickets for various traffic infringments. It appears that Jordanians prefer to ignore the traffic laws.

Took lots of photos but unfortunately all the good ones that included people I couldn't take since I am sure that some people would take offence. Managed to sneak a few in but not many.
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