We drove for two hours stop at only one check point and finally arrived at the boarder where we have to get a visa and continue our journey to Amman. We crossed the Israeli side took a bus to the Jordanian side of the border. We answered a couple of questions and since this was the first time crossing through this point , I was photographed and my right hand thumb print was taking, after a couple of standard questions they welcomed me to Jordan and asked me to go. One of the officers asked me if I know Michael Essien ( Ghanaian international soccer star) when he saw from my passport that I was born in Ghana.
|a@ the 'Cantaloupe'|
|Sitting on the stars to the temple of Zeus|
Our friend picked us up to the Montessori School where another friend teaches, we had breakfast and were giving a mini tour of the . School was half day because the next three days is one of Islam's holy-days. ( Eid -Al Adha) Our next stop to visit in Amman is Jerash : http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=83549&id=1023691597&l=e815faf230
Jerash is an ancient Roman city 48 km. north of Amman. At one point had 20-25,000 people living there it was inhabited for about 6500 years by the Romans. I was amazed by the beauty of the ruined old city and the Zeus temple . I kept asking my self, if the Romans knew that someday, their pride will be history and people from all walk of life will come from near and far just to appreciate its beauty and wonder how it was built..
Quote of the Day:
'Our civilization is now in the transition stage between the age of warring empires and a new age of world unity and peace'.~~ John Boyd Orr