Saturday, August 13, 2011

party time

Our new friends invited us to an "Arabic party" which turned out to be some live music at a cafe in the new/modern part of Amman which was about a ten minute taxi ride away from the old city.  It's very much like an outdoor mall complete with McDonalds, Burger King, Starbucks, Waffle House, but also a bunch of retailers that I'd never heard of.  It's the "wealthy" part of town.

Here's the cafe we went to.  We hung out on the rooftop - which meant climbing several flights of stairs.
It was a pretty trendy place. 
This is the view of the outdoor mall below.
The guitarist playing for us.
Four bucks gets you a seat, a water, a dessert and a platter of chick peas, corn, and some other thing.  For a little extra, I got a strawberry smoothie.  Mmm!!!
From left to right: their "French friend"- Rosalynn, the hotel owner - Star, me, Rishma, and John.
 We had to ride in a specific taxi because we're foreigners.
We had a fun night and have been blessed with nice people to hang out with.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, lots to eat! Have fun, be safe. Love you both. --Mom

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  2. That outdoor cafe looks really cool! Definitely not something I thought would be in Jordan.

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  3. Yeah, we really enjoyed Amman. The food was great everywhere and there was a nice atmosphere. Lot's of awesome cafes!

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  4. Did you say Waffle House?? All the comforts of home! Your posts are awesome, Nicole. Keep 'em coming! So glad to hear you're settling in and loving this experience!

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