It was a not so beautiful day wandering through the ruins of Umm Qais in Northern Jordan. The north of Jordan is strikingly beautiful and green, unlike what I really expected. But then again Jordan has been anything but what I expected from this foray into the middle east. Umm Qais has an interesting history dating back to the Greeks and Romans who used this town for various different reasons over their histories. I tried my best to listen to the guide who only spoke in Arabic and at this point my Arabic was not nearly polished enough to realistically translate enough words, but I was able to get the gist of at least quite a few of the points he tried to explain. Maybe my Arabic was not as bad as I had then imagined it to be. There was a brief break in the rain that dampened our whole day and I was able to get a few shots of the old city ruin. The recent rains did a lot to keep this lovely city spectacularly green.
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