Merry Christmas

Just a quick post to wish all my readers a very merry Christmas. I hope you all have an enjoyable holiday with dear friends and family. x

IMG_8116(Photo of my Christmas tree at home. I’ve spent the last few weeks redecorating, so hopefully in the new year, there will be some posts on interiors, as well as the usual travel posts.)

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Amman, Jordan

This is the first post from my recent trip to the Middle East, namely Jordan, Turkey & Israel. I made a reasonably short trip to this area (when I travel, I tend to like going for at least a month or two, so three weeks for me is quite shirt), but absolutely loved it.

I began my travels in Amman, joining a seven day tour of Joran with Topdeck – http://www.topdeck.travel. I arrived in Amman early on the morning prior to the day of the tour commencement, do I had a day to explore the city.

The staff at the hotel were very helpful in advising me how to get to the centre with a taxi, ensuring me that it was perfectly safe. Even though Jordan is situated in a area of the world which is currently full of turmoil, Jordan has a surprisingly low level of crime and Amman is quite a safe city to navigate alone. So I spent the day exploring downtown and visiting the citadel and roman theatre.
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Essentials:

Getting around:
Taxis are the best mode of transport in Amman – they are cheap and are everywhere. A trip anywhere in the city shouldn’t cost you more than a few dinars.

Eat:
I found a awesome street vendor in downtown selling felafel sandwiches (pita bread stuffed with felafels, hommus & french fries) for a dinar. Also head to the downtown fruit markets for an amazing array of fresh fruit, from figs to pomegranates, peaches and dates.

Don’t miss:
Head to Rainbow Street for a night out on the town. Full of both local and international people, the vibe is young and upbeat. There is a plethora of bars, restaurants and cafes, with friendly staff and great atmospheres. This seems to be the place to be if you are anyone and everyone.