Today we said goodbye to Petra as we headed north to stay in Amman for the next four nights. Our weather, except for the rain on Christmas Eve in Bethlehem, has been very good…….until today!! It was rainy. There was fog. And it was cold!! But fortunately it was a planned travel day and didn’t alter any of our plans.
Capitol City of Jordan
The city of Amman is the capital of Jordan. The city was originally built on seven hills, the same as Rome. Going back to the 13th century BC, Amman was the capitol of the Ammonites, an Iron Age Semitic speaking nation.
After that, there was Alexander the Great who left his legacy in areas surrounding the city. And then of course there were the Romans who conquered this area in 63 BC and ruled for the next four centuries. In fact, Jordan is known for having some of the best Roman ruins outside of Rome.
Our plan is to visit some of these ruins as well as having a couple day trips to towns outside of this city of approximately 4 million people. Weather, based on the forecast, will determine our itineraries.
I again want to wish all of you a Happy New Year and the best for 2018!!