One of my favorite places in Amman is the Citadel. Perched atop a hill in the center of the city, it’s the perfect place to watch the sunset, soak in the views, and listen to the call to prayer.
Speaking of views, Amman is full of them! This café on Rainbow Street, aptly named VU’s, offers both delicious food and a panoramic vista over the city.
There are heaps of amazing restaurants in Amman, and I love to explore new cafes to study in! This photo is from Menara, one of my favorite cafes and study space that opened just a few months ago!
Art and history abound in Amman! On the left of this photo is a set of Roman ruins called the Nymphaeum, and on the right is one of many murals scattered throughout the city.
One of my favorite art exhibits in Amman, Darat al-Funun, is located in a renovated house with beautiful gardens and is free of charge! These little matchbox drawings are in a new exhibit here about war and immigration.
One of my favorite experiences in Amman was going to an Aziz Maraka concert inside the Roman Amphitheater! Aziz is a famous singer from Jordan, and he was the first Arabic artist that I listened to back when I first started learning the language.
There are so many new places to discover in Amman that I never get bored here! And the street art and murals are constantly evolving, so it feels like I never walk down the same street twice.
This stunning graveyard was adjacent to a farm that we visited to learn about agriculture in Jordan. We even got to pick (and eat) the fruit!
I photographed this forest of columns is in the main square of Jerash, an ancient and famous Roman city that we visited during one of our field trips.
We also took a field trip to Ajloun to visit an ancient castle built by the Ayyubids. The view of the surrounding countryside from the top of the castle was surreal!