photos by: Zahyyeh Abu-Rubieh, (Cornell University), Student Correspondent for CET Jordan: Intensive Language, Spring 2020
This picture was taken at the Amman Citadel. The Amman Citadel is home to rich Jordanian history from Roman times. Due to the Roman influence, much of the site has Roman names and is related to Hercules to this day. This site is one of the most important and ancient sites in the city of Amman.
This picture was taken at Hashem Restaurant. Hashem is one of the most popular restaurants in Amman for locals and tourists. It is said to have the best falafel and hummus and is extremely affordable! Many students in CET make it a tradition to go to Hashem at least once a week for an authentic taste of Jordanian food.
This photo was taken at a small manaqeesh (a traditional Arab food, similar to pizza but without the tomato sauce) shop in Weibdeh. In order to make manaqeesh, a special oven is used to ensure it is fluffy and tasty. They allowed the students to take a special look into the kitchen to better understand how it’s made.
This photo embodies the spirit of Amman. It was taken at a spice shop in downtown Amman and this is typically how many locals purchase their spices and necessities. These kinds of shops are commonplace around Amman and can be found in most neighborhoods.
This photo was taken in downtown Amman and showcases the beauty of the streets here. Art is frequently plastered on walls and different displays of expression can be seen all over (including the arrangement of umbrellas above the staircase). This part of downtown is very popular among tourists and is a great place to get to see more art.
This is another picture taken at the Amman Citadel ad showcases a beautiful view of all of Amman. As Amman is made up of mountains, from the top of the citadel you can see the many mountains that surround the center of downtown. This spot in Amman gives you the best view of the city and is also a great place to go for a sunset picnic!
This is a photo taken at the Friday Market. The Friday Market in Amman is like a flea market but better in every way. There are endless amounts of clothes and all for ridiculously cheap (I bought a top quality sweater for 1 Jordanian Dinar!)
This photo highlights one of the most popular things in Jordan: cafes. Cafes here are a way of life and there are many colorful, fun, and exciting ones like the one pictured above. This café is in Weibdeh, an area known for it’s beautiful street art and lively night life.
This picture was taken in Weibdeh and shows some of the beautiful street art common in the area. On every wall down this street there is amazing art highlighting the rich culture of Jordan and reflects the many different people that reside in the city.
This picture was taken in the library at Jordan University and represents a heart and all the moments within ancient and modern Arab history in which scientific findings were discovered, representing the appreciation for academics that is commonplace in the Middle East.