Alive in Amman
It has been some time since I last posted, but I am alive and well! The past two weeks have been some of the most hectic I’ve had in a long time. Anyone who says packing up your life into a couple of packs to travel the world long-term is easy obviously has a lot less stuff then me.
Jen and I have spent the last two weeks saying goodbye to friends and family and packing up our apartment once more. Now we are out on the road again, and loving it! After spending a day in Dubai relaxing by the pool and catching up on sleep. It still hasn’t sunk in that we will be away for the rest of the year, but now we are in Amman, Jordan about to set off through Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea, the Rose City of Petra and into the holy lands of Israel.
Our arrival into Amman today almost didn’t happen though as our favourite (read most despised) airline tried to boot us off our flight claiming they were overbooked. Of our two visits to Dubai and our two attempts to leave the country, they have tried this both times, succeeding the first and almost today. I have no idea whether it is because we are a young couple that they think we can be pushed around but we have inside information that the airline purposely over books all their flights because they don’t want an empty plane. I don’t want to turn this into an anti-Emirates rant so I will stop now, but I would like to warn you of our bad experiences with them. In the end we made it on the flight today thanks to Jen terrifying the woman at the desk with threats to totally lose it 🙂
Now that we are here in Amman, we feel like we can relax and spent the afternoon having a quick look around the neighbourhood. The buildings here are reminiscent of those in Cairo and the city is full of huge apartment blocks. They are however a lot nicer than those of Cairo’s and walking the streets we have found the locals to be very warm and welcoming. It is hard to believe so many people thought Jordan was not a nice place to visit, so far we can’t complain.
Tomorrow our tour begins and we will explore Amman a bit more before setting off for 12 days through Jordan and Israel. Until then, here is a sneak preview of Amman. There is no telling when the next post will go up but when it does I’m sure the photos will not disappoint 🙂
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