My last day all I wanted to do was walk around with Mahmoud and listen to him tell me about Amman. Even with ten days I feel like I scratched the surface.
Two things that were not on my itinerary but I was dying to see, were the market and a mosque. Fortunately they were right beside each other.
The market was packed with people, fresh figs, pomegranates and people shouting out what they had to sell. A lot of the vendors offered the fruit for me to try.
The city is electric with people buying everything from sunglasses to dried spices on the street. This was one of my favourite moments on the trip as Mahmoud would just show me and explain all of the dried food and I just took in the sounds of the city.
And then I heard the most important sound of all, the bells for the call to prayer. We hadn’t intended to go to the mosque at that time. It meant I could not go inside, but was able to witness the prayers as Mahmoud explained it to me.
It was such a great last day in Jordan and reaffirmed there is so much more to see.
I will be back.