Day 20 Amman

On my last day in Amman, I visited the Jordan Crafts Center. I entered the lovely old building to find myself in heaven. Finally I found high quality textiles after the Chinese junk in the market. Unfortunately, the place was filled with Chinese tourists. Still I was thrilled to find good quality after the piles …

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Day 19 Petra

Today I visited Petra, a 3-hour drive from Amman. Clouds above indicated rain was to come. After nearly three hours of flat desert, the landscape changed as we approached Petra. Rather than follow the crowd to the park entrance, I decided to visit the museum, and was very glad I did. It gave a very …

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Day 17 afternoon Amman

In the afternoon I visited the Citadel, an expansive site that has antiquities from Amman’s Bronze Age beginnings to the present. Visitors are greeted by King Abdullah Ben al-Hussein’s portrait. Remnants of The Temple of Hercules. According to an inscription the temple was built when Geminius Marcianus was governor of the Province of Arabia in …

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