August 16, 2001 – Amman




Today, after a late wake up, is my last day in Jordan. I have no plan to follow so I go to the post office to send some postcards and the ones of the French.


I try to visit King Hussein tomb but visits are only on Saturdays so next time perhaps.


After that, I just walk in the city without any objective but to see many neighborhoods. I reach the Sport city complex and the stadium and I just go back to residential districts (beautiful houses and many embassies). I stop at a supermarket (Safeway) so it’s nearly the end and the return to a western way of life.


I come back to the hotel in the middle of the afternoon. I leave my impressions on the guest book and I finish this road book.


Amman : The theater in the middle of the city


I meet an American in the lobby, he wants to go Syria but has no visa. He will try to have one at the embassy on Saturday but he has hardly any chance to get one.


Tonight I have to be ready near 9pm because I have to take the bus to the Airport at 10pm (the next one is at midnight but it can be too short). The Airport express trip to Queem Alia Airport lasts around 45 minutes and costs 1.5 JD.


The exit tax is 5 JD for every foreigner. My last dinars.


At the airport, we have to experience a long waiting because we cannot access the departure terminal at that time. As there are few chairs, everybody is sitting or lying down on the floor.





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