Saturday, March 22, 2014

Brick Lane

An awesome new bar has opened in Amman.  It has been opened for a year and a half, but we've only just found out about thanks to the lovely lady in the Boutique Bakery.  We went here on Saint Patrick's Day with good friends with the intention of doing a bit of a bar hop (pub crawl).  I was organising the bar hop and told the crew that we would stop when we find a bar that played Irish music.  This was our first stop and they played Irish music so we didn't move!  There is a wonderful atmosphere in here with an outside area for smokers.  The food is excellent and serves the BEST fish and chips in Amman.  

We will return here soon.

The owner bought balloons for us :-) 

Boutique Bakery

The nicest bakery has opened up in Jordan.  The bread is divine and best of all, fresh with very good ingredients.  The owner/baker is a lovely women who is very knowledgable about her craft.  I tried the walnut bread and the biscotti, and they were both wonderful.

Here is a map. I highly recommend paying the bakery a visit :)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Thai Restaurant

FINALLY, a Thai restaurant in Amman!  I haven't eaten here yet, but plan to as soon as Ayla has a good evening routine.

This restaurant is in Abdoun, right opposite to Books @ Cafe.  It has just opened.  I spoke to the manager and she said people are enjoying the food which is a good sign.

As soon as I eat here, I will post on it, but I wanted to let my readers know that it is open!  If you go, let me know what you think.

Ikea Jordan

YES!  It has finally arrived!  A place to buy generic furniture, plain lamps, Swedish meatballs and funky stuff.  We went on the 2nd day of its opening, on Friday morning, thinking it would be quiet because Friday is a holy day and most people don't do anything until after the call to prayer at 12.  WRONG!  It seemed most of Amman had the same idea as we did.  It was packed.  Thankfully, Ikea is HUGE so there wasn't too much of a squeeze.

We spent 3 hours walking around the whole store.  Ayla slept in her baby Ergo for the entire time.

We had a great time and were very tired at the end of it.  At the end, I could even feed Ayla because there was a changing/nursing room.  I was very impressed.  It might be the ONLY shopping place in Amman where a mother can nurse her baby.

A nice, calm place to nurse your child.

They even provide nappies, but no bin to throw away the dirty one so bring a plastic bag.


We are very happy to have Ikea here now. Simply because the style is plain and prices are reasonable.  I think the opening of Ikea is perfect for new expats who need to furnish their new place, and the best thing is, as soon as you arrive in Amman, you will notice Ikea on the journey into the city because it is on airport road.

I do believe this will be a bi-monthly trip - we love Ikea!