Monday, March 23, 2015

Jordan: Amman Citadel

At the highest point and in the center of Amman sit its spectacular Citadel (as one does in SO many older cities). It is a great place to get a 360 degree view of the entire city. There are a few buildings that remain, as well as a small museum that contains some of the older artifacts from the history of Jordan as a country (well, those that haven't been move to the recently opened Jordan Museum anyway).

One of the awesome things about areas like this, is that you can walk/climb/explore everything unobstructed. There are no signs or limitations blocking you from areas or surfaces, and it is so much fun!

We easily spent two hours exploring the Citadel and the morning was quickly lost. Afterwards, we walked to one of the most highly recommended restaurants for truly local cuisine and enjoyed a lovely and relaxing afternoon watching the baker fire bread for the entire restaurant.

Before: Cooking on the inside wall of the kiln

After: A few bites in

Traditional dish: Mansaf