Last week I was in Amman, Jordan for business travel. To be honest, when I received the email inviting me to the workshop in Amman, I had to go to open my Google Maps to find out where exactly Amman is because it was my first time hearing of it. After that I got excited because I love going to new places and especially when it’s destinations I wouldn’t have gone to for my personal travel.
Since I was there for work I was based in the hotel during the day (we were finishing quite late) so I didn’t get to see much for Monday till Thursday afternoon. However, luckily a cultural activity was organised for us on Thursday afternoon – a cooking class at Beit Sitti and a walking tour. This fit right in to my post that I did a few years back on how to make the most of a business trip.
Even though I didn’t see much, I have some thoughts about Amman…
1. The city is expensive! I mean like, paying R74 for a regular sized iced cappuccino expensive. I also ordered room service at the hotel and it was pricy, room service is generally expensive but it was a lot!
2. The hummus was out of this world delicious!
3. The city is very hilly, I made the mistake of trusting Google Maps and walking somewhere and I was sooooo knackered and sweating through the whole walk.
Some pictures from the cooking class, walking tour and my last night in Amman.