On my first day in Jordan, I visited a few of the famous ‘desert castles’ found in the desert east of Amman. While not really castles, these centuries old buildings were used as retreats, baths and meeting places for Umayyad leaders. After spending the morning exploring the castles, we drove back to Amman for lunch and touring. I soon learned that not only is food important in Jordan, it’s really good as well. After our feast we ascended the Amman Citadel for stunning views of the city.
12 thoughts on “Trekking Through Jordan Highlights – Amman and the Desert Castles”
Awesome Matt! Look forward to more posts from Jordan. I have to admit seeing those signs and how far it is to those countries looks amazingly weird. I’ve always liked signs like this but just amazing to see how close you are to those places!
I know, later on there was a fork in the road and to the left it said Iraq and to the right it said Saudi. Jordan is so great though, love it here.
AH! That falafal photo made me salivate. We loved Jordan. Enjoy your time there!
Thanks, so far it’s great although I don’t think I’ve ever eaten this much food. LOL
Thanks for letting me travel vicariously through you, Matt.
And also thanks for leaving me some pretty nice weather in DC last weekend!
My pleasure, hopefully you’ll be able to travel here for yourself!
Was DC nice? I’m so glad, we’re on the cusp of the really hot and humid season
The pic of the Falefel makes me hungry even though I just had lunch :) Also love the pic of the castle through the entry.
Hi Matt! So glad you enjoyed Jordan. My students still rave about our visit last March. I look forward to further posts and photos.
Such great photos! That falafel looks like it’s reason enough to head to Jordan! You’re making me very excited for our trip to the area. Continued safe travels!
wow looks great and love the look of the food, snap more food for me he he enjoyc57r
oh plenty of food photos, believe me :) I haven’t had a bad meal yet, out of this world good.
HI Matt so glad that you enjoy Jordan and you are more than welcome anytime.
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