Jordan_Introducing Amman – City of 19 Hills

…even though once built over 7 hills…

It started 2 years ago as an adventure. Now, Amman has become my new hometown. Where mosques are built next to churches, a westernized city with an authentic Arab charm.

With this I like to show you some of the most beautiful places that I explored, starting in downtown, then moving to some of Amman`s impressive roof tops and shopping malls. Just a brief overview of what the city has to offer.

Downtown… where you can buy everything you need. Certainly for less money – compared to the expat-driven areas. Everytime I´m here I treat myself to fresh self-made juice – ready to dive into Arabic atmosphere. I enjoy sitting on the street, watching the street life and listening to the sound of the mosque. And then, there is downtown at night; little like Christmas all year round. I´m especially pulled downtown during Ramadan, watching the many moon and star shaped colourful blinking lights hanging from the buildings.

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Also located in downtown is the Roman Theater as you can see in the following photo.

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The Amman Citadel is one of the most popular sights in Amman. Besides the ancient excavations, it is a wonderful place for a picnic with a panoramic city view.

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Al-Rainbow Street is one of my favourite places in Amman – not only because of the huge offer in bars and roof top restaurants. A westernized street with everything you might be looking for – a fun night out with friends or just to relish the chaotic Arab street life.

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A Mosque next to Church… Probably a very self-explaining shot; it just makes you feel welcome.

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Shopping – Amman’s malls have extraordinary architecture. It´s always a pleasure to shop there. Unfortunately, the prices are a lot higher than in Europe. But there is nothing that can stop me from getting the newest trends.

City Mall –Where you can find a lot of international brandscity-mall-1

Taj Mall Where you can find expensive international brandstores combined with a selection of nice restaurantstaj-mall-1

Abdali Mall  – A new mall with impressive architectureabdali-mall-6abdali-mall-2

Roof tops in Amman are located all over the 19 hills, as the headline may have already told you. The selection of roof top restaurants is huge; three choices are below to give you a glimpse. Tasty food, delicious drinks with an unforgettable view.

The Loft – A cosy place for having lunch or having fancy drinksthe-loft-3

Cantaloupe Rainbow Street – An elegant place for Dinnercantaloupe-rainbow-1

Salud Beer Garden – A nice Place for finger food and happy hour drinkssalud-beer-garden

So far for introduction… certainly continuing.

Cheers with sunbeams.

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