The capitol of Jordan, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. This area was Hala's stomping ground when she grew up.
Salpy and Hala before we ventured into the Roman amphitheater in the middle of Jordan. It was built during the reign of Antonius Pius (138-161 CE)
Built during the reign of Antonius Pius (138-161 CE), this Roman theater is right in the center of Amman. There is a museum at the bottom of the theater off to the right behind the archway that Hala's mother helped curate and open.
Salpy looking model like in her heart shaped sunglasses in downtown Amman. If you want a nice picture of Salpy, you should take it when she isn’t looking. Otherwise she just sticks out her tongue and makes a weird face.
We walked around the market for a bit, and I thought the table full of Arabic books looked cool, since it's not something I see everyday. My Arabic friends will have to tell me if these are cheesy romance novels, comics, or DIY how to books.
This market had many vendors selling dried beans, spices, fruits and vegetables and other things you find in a farmers market. The smells of everything were wonderful.
In this market, we turned to walk down one of the small alleys in the tiny labyrinth and I saw this man butchering what I’m pretty sure are lambs. I asked if it was ok to take a photo before taking this picture. My favorite part of this photo besides the shinning knife, is the cartoon sheep on the back wall.
This is one of many stairways that connect Hashimi St. and Sahbsough St. in downtown Amman. Hala told us stories of running up and down all these various stairs when she was in high school. Probably up to no good I’m sure.
There are a number of antique type stores around Amman. Some of these stores have items outside the store on the sidewalk and at the bottom of one of the many stairways. I thought this jar sitting amongst the other items was really beautiful. I probably should have bought it. I also should have gotten the tea pot behind it.
Hashem Cafe. If you are ever in Amman, you must go to this place. It’s been popular with the locals for years. Hala told us stories of going here with friends all the time when she was in high school. Some of the best humus and ful I have ever had. We got so much food, I don’t remember what it all was, but it was all incredibly delicious.