Jordan Roundup

Now that I’m back in the UK and back at work, it’s time to reminisce about my holiday. Jordan roundup time! For those of you who don’t know, I visit every year to see my rather large family. It’s my pilgrimage that I haven’t missed for a single year since I was born 27 years ago. This post is just a few of the places I visited and things I did while I was there.

Jordan Roundup - building

Amman has changed a lot over the years and there are so many new and exciting areas that are being built so we have had a little look at a few of them. This area is called The Boulevard. It’s still a work in progress but I can’t wait to come back and visit next year. Especially to visit my new favourite ice cream place. But that’s another post!

Jordan Roundup - apartments

Traffic is still the same. No one understands how lanes work. Or roundabouts for that matter! One of these days I’ll be brave enough to drive myself over there.

Jordan Roundup - night time traffic

But the malls have been getting better and better.

Jordan Roundup - Taj Mall

 

As well as visiting the local hotspots, there was plenty of family time to squeeze in since it was Eid. So exhausting! I also have to do an entirely separate post just for the food of course!

Jordan Roundup - Outfit shot

Jordan Roundup - pool side

 

A typical family lunch. This isn’t even the whole family!

Jordan Roundup - dinner table

And as I do every summer, I relearn my cousin’s favourite card games and then lose miserably at them.

Jordan Roundup - cards

It was more chilled than last year but everything is more chill when there isn’t a wedding and parties to attend. But Eid is definitely still busy!

Stay tuned for my next Jordan post on all the food I consumed. Warning; eat something before you read!

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#BEDM Day 15: Photography

Now I’m by no means a photographer. I just like to point and shoot. But every so often I get a picture that every time I look at it makes me smile & transports me right back to the moment I took it. So here are a few of my favourites.

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My cousin’s wedding in Jordan. This shot is of my parents, my auntie & uncle and my cousin and her husband.
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Cousin & husband’s first dance taken with my trusty iPhone
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
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Petra, Jordan
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Agra, India
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Agra, India
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Jaipur, India
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Cornwall
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Japanese Garden, Cornwall
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Japanese Garden, Cornwall
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Japanese Garden, Cornwall
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Chester Zoo
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Manchester, UK
Do you like taking photos?

 

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Petra

This is the last of my Jordan posts, final stop; Petra. The one and only time I’ve been before is when I was a year old and apparently rode a horse with my mum. 

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Just so you know, once you’re inside the gate it’s about a 3 mile walk to Petra itself. Wear comfy shoes, or bring extra money to hire a horse/donkey/camel.
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Sup J man.
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People actually used to live in these caves not so long ago!
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Hope you all had a great bank holiday weekend! 

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