It is still March 12th in Canada! I have two more hours to publish this post! It is March break and I have been busy with the kids :)
Hmmm what to say, what to say! I have not read any other blogs today so I will not copy cat anyone.
Before 1998 Jordan was just a random country to me, I had never set foot in Jordan...Ok this is a lie I did spend a night in Amman when we too our first flight to Canada 20 something years ago! But it doesn’t count.
I married hubby, half of his family is in Jordan so naturally it became our yearly vacation spot, along with Syria.
On my first visit to Amman I fell in love with it! I did not know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised that it had lots of stores and brands I was used to, not as much as it does now! But after spending few weeks in Syria Amman was like Toronto! I loved how you can go to places and feel like you are in a western country, and go to other places and feel like you are in a different exotic world AKA downtown Amman, I love downtown Amman, it is a fun adventure!
I loved the Aqaba, it was very quite and serene! I loved the Dead Sea, Wadi rum, and all the historical places we got to visit in Jordan, I still have not been to Petra though!! (Annoying hubby! (*&^&%$#@QW$%R%&*))
In Jordan I felt that I belonged! Being a Palestinian in Lebanon was hell! In Jordan I was not any different from the rest, everyone talks the same way I do, and our family is called by our name, not the falastiniyi! *&^^%%$$! It felt more like home than anywhere else I lived in!
I enjoyed living in Jordan! The six months I got to live there were unforgettable! I loved every minute of it, except when I was crossing the streets and waiting for a taxi!
I will leave you with pictures of some of my favourite times in Amman. I have more pictures of our trips to 3ajloon and um qais I would like to share but they are on my other computer...I will leave them for the next blog for Jordan day! Enjoy...:)
Having lunch with friends at Macdonald's
The Farm...so peaceful! Except for the dogs barking...!