Monday, September 24, 2007

Amman



I ventured out of "Swanky-ville" today and headed downtown to see the ruins of a Roman amphitheater. It was quite spectacular. After wandering around a bit, I walked halfway back to the hotel before getting lost in a maze of shops and street vendors. I wish there was a device to record smells. Coffee, spices, leather, pollution _ quite an orchestra or sights and sounds, too. Pictures didn't capture it.






All is well. I've spent the day trying to get my mouth around key Arabic words and phrases: hello, goodbye, please, thank you, etc.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey there Kim, sorry I missed you on the chat thing. What incredible things you're seeing! Wow. Makes me really excited for ya. Take care of yourself! --Jessie

mommie dearest said...

The pictures of the ruins are quite beautiful to say the least. I so look forward to your blog each day. Keep up the fine job! Stay safe...

georgia said...

wow. great pics! so what is the arabic word for hello ?

Conor Sweeney said...

hi Kim, looks like you've been making the most of your break before heading out to work. I've been working since back, so sorry for not sending photo on yet. Also got an interesting one on my camera you might like...

Elizabeth said...

HI! I am so happy that you are doing this blog. What an incredible adventure you are on! Keep taking good care of yourself. Tanner says "hello".

heidi said...

Leave it to you to find the most interesting and beautiful spots in, what my mind sees, as a war ravaged area. It's nice to see beauty where words in news only display despair, fear and hopelessness.

"Philomere" said...

Don't stop writing! I want to live vicariously through your adventures...