Art Exhibit – Zaatari Refugee Children – Amman Jordan

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I’m always the last person to know anything that seems to go on around town.  As I went into my new favorite café (Café Fann wa Chai) in Jabel Al-Webdeih I noticed they were having an art exhibit that opened tonight.  The exhibit is sponsored by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and featuring artwork from Syrian refugees in the Zaatari … [Read more...]

Return to Amman Jordan – Middle East Living

Roman Theater in Amman Jordan

The lovely and ancient Roman Theater in Amman Jordan It is interesting to be finally back in the middle east and one of my now favorite places Amman Jordan.  Cities of the world are known for so many things, and I try to think about the distinctive thing that I think about when I imagine Amman and perhaps it is the city of hills.  If … [Read more...]

Friday Photo: Let it Snow – Jordan

Amman in the Snow - Amman, Jordan

I was hearing reports that it was planning to snow this weekend so not sure how that is going to affect my plans.  I was talking to recently and made me realize that this time last year was around the time when I landed in Jordan for my several months of study.  It is amazing how quickly time evaporates!  I am working on my next … [Read more...]

The Important Guide to taxis in Amman and Language Guide

Taxis in Amman - Amman Jordan

"So how was your first day" - I asked L as he beamed a smile at me. "Ahh it was great, I went downtown and it was cheap too, only cost 7JD to get there"  he replied "7 JD! You got robbed! That's over twice the price" - I angrily retorted He looked quite dejected at having overpaid for something he had imagined he got a good price on.  … [Read more...]

Renting a Car in Jordan

Rental Car - Qasr Burqu - Jordan

There are various ways to rent a car when you are travelling in Jordan. There is one I was used to previously, the western car company approach. All the big car companies exist here in Jordan (Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Thrifty) and it operates generally how you expect. You go online or call and you reserve the car and time you want and go and pick it up … [Read more...]

Chasing Trains in Amman

Hejaz Train Station - Amman Jordan

It was just one of those decisions.  We were all meeting up in Jabel Webdeh (a lovely neighborhood in Amman) to relax and talk before one of our friends left for good to the airport.  It was a surprisingly warm March day and we were certainly enjoying the weather of the area.  We all said our goodbyes and started walking back towards the downtown.  … [Read more...]