While I was in Jordan, I took a trip to the Dead Sea and Mt. Nebo. Here are some pictures from Mt Neebo:
For those who don’t know, Mt. Nebo is “supposedly” where Moses was able to view the Promised Land when God told him he wasn’t going to enter because he had sinned. I don’t know if that is true or not; however, you do have a good view of Israel.
During Ramadan, it is illegal to eat or drink in public (even for westerners and non-muslims). Not much happens during the day; however, the city comes alive after dark (and you can eat and drink). A friend and I went to the Citadel Nights festival that is held at the Amman citadel.
It was 5 JD to get in (about $8 or so). For that, we got to see the citadel, listen to music, relax, and experience the atmosphere. Oh, by the way everyone from the US, your tax money helped pay for this….USAID logos were all over the place. Here’s some pictures:
The view from the citadel
Loads of people were launching these japanese lanterns
When I got to Jordan, I wanted to make ice. The place I was staying had a fridge/freezer but made weeny ice cubes. So, I switched to using a muffin tin (and they didn’t last long in the heat). But, when I froze the first ones, I had an “ice spike” on one of the cubes. Here’s a picture. if you would like to read more about ice spikes, start with the Wikipedia article.
Well, I just got back from a trip to Jordan. This is just one of several posts I’ll make over the next several days talking about my trip.
The first thing I want to talk about is all the American “stuff” that was there. For starters, they had Chili’s, Fudruckers, Starbucks, and more:
In addition, they had a huge shopping centre with Hardee’s (didn’t eat there), a fish and chip place, and loads of other stuff. It was Ramadan while I was there, so restaurants and the like didn’t open till about 7pm and stayed open late. This mall was virtually empty at 7pm but was packed by 11!