Posts tagged "amman"

Petra by night

At 8 PM, Qasam, the manager of the guesthouse, dropped us off at the Petra visitors center. We were going to do the Petra By Night tour. There were quite a few people. The tour started promptly at 8:30 PM. The tickets need to be pre-arranged but our guest house had them arranged for us....

Two days in Amman

December 30th, 2009 I woke up at 2:45 AM. After tossing and turning for the next three hours I decided I’ve had enough and got out of bed, made some coffee and decided to just start the day. Heena got up as well. As we sipped our coffee (nescafe instant coffee, but strong, Arabic style...

Welcome to Amman!

Or Philadelphia! No! We did not catch the wrong plane or think that Amman and Philly are the same city! Amman, was once called Philadelphia by Ptolemey II Philadelphius. Over the years the name changed to Amman – how you get from Philadelphia to Amman (as in the name), I have no idea. We arrived...