Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Souk Jara

Yes, it has been a long time since my last post and how I have missed writing and blogging about this wonderful city and country.  Since my last post, many events have taken me away from the computer.  We have been busy finishing school, planning our summer of travelling all over and moving apartments.  I am now writing this post in the South of France after doing a mammoth trip visiting family across two continents and 4 countries!  It was great to spend time with the people we love.  Now, we are enjoying our own time.  Robert has gone hiking and I have finally got the chance to update this blog.

Back to Amman.

We have been away from the warm city for a month and boy do we both miss it.  I think we mostly miss our friends and the weather.  Amman certainly has the best climate.  Although, I can imagine that right about now, it is very hot!

Before we left, I went to a wonderful little market just off of Rainbow Street called 'Souk Jara'.  It is open on Fridays, but only in the months of June, July and August.  The best time to go here is in the morning when it is reasonably quiet and free from crowds.  I think this place is the perfect spot to buy presents for people back home as there is a nice range of artists, craftsmen and women.  My favourite stall is the Olive Wood stall.  Here, you can buy lovely wooden jewellery and other nic naks.  Here is their website:  If you are in Jordan or just visiting, I highly recommend this place.  After this blog entry, I will dedicate an entry to their work and shop in Amman.

A lady making flat bread.

I love the colours of the stalls - blue and purple!

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