Just arrived in Amman a few hours ago. This is a series of stitched shots from the window of my hotel room on the 20th floor which produced this panoramic vista
Quite a nice (and green!) city isn’t it? The last time I was here I got to see the city and walk up and down the streets whenever I had a chance. This time; however, I will be spending most of my time at the Dead Sea, so that should be another facet of Jordan that I am looking forward to discover.
Strange thing is; though, this is the first time ever I stay at a hotel that not only has tremendous security outside with metal detectors and x-rays, but also has a portable spectrum analyzer!
I was really surprised when the taxi stopped at the entrance and the driver rolled down his window only to get the security guy with the analyzer dangling around his neck to reach in, swab the steering wheel AND the hand of the driver! Only when the swab was tested and the machine didn’t beep were we allowed in.
Yes I feel safe in the hotel, thanks very much… but I’m not too sure about going walkabouts in Amman any more though!
update 080326: Here’s the same view taken at around 6.30 this morning without the afternoon sun spoiling the horizon.