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Hadrian’s Arch (built 129 AD). Before going to Jordan I had no idea how many Roman ruins there are there. It’s astounding to see half a Roman city surrounded by a modern-day one. If you go to Jordan, you really must see Jerash (12 JOD/$16.95). You need at least 3 hours if you plan to take in the gladiator show. We watched the Roman Army and Chariot Experience (12 JOD/$16.95) at the… Read More

Me, next to part of the Temple of Hercules at the Citadel. Amman is a massive, sprawling city. We stayed in the older part. Older, as in, going back to the time where it was part of the Roman Empire, and even earlier. People are quite conservative in this area. The only people we saw wearing shirts that didn’t cover them to the wrist were tourists. Couples should refrain from public displays… Read More

Excellent views of the surrounding hills. The day we toured the ancient Roman city of Jerash we also planned to visit Ajloun Forest Reserve. After arriving we discovered that all the trails were closed due to all the rain from the days previous. We were quite bummed about missing out, but decided to make the best of it and tour Ajloun Castle instead. The castle was well worth the 1 JOD ($1.41)… Read More