Saturday, June 18, 2011

Falafel, Philidelphia, and al-Arabiya

Ahleen...So today was our orientation with AMIDEAST :)

We met the other students in our program took a placement test and then went out for a tour of Amman.

At first we were a bit skeptical when we entered the velvet curtained van that was to be our tourbus, but once we got settled the driver cranked up some Arabic tunes and our guide led us on a great tour showing us some great places to check out all around the city.

One of the highlights was when we saw the Roman ruins of Philidelphia which included a GIANT amphitheatre and also a place called the Citadel which back in the day housed an impressive monument to Hercules. Unfortunately all that is left are fragments of his right hand and elbow. I took a bunch of pictures so I will let them do the talking:

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