Goodbye Istanbul & Flight to Amman, Jordan


I’m in Amman, Jordan writing this from a hotel room. Arrived today and quite excited to be on my first ever Press Trip courtesy of the Jordan Tourism Board. Arrived today at about 6PM and so far quite enjoying the country, let us continue…

Didn’t get much sleep last night, was tossing and turning, perhaps I just couldn’t sleep, perhaps a bit nervous or a bit of anxiety, not sure. I’ve never done anything like this before so it’s all new, wasn’t sure what to expect. Sorta reminded me of my old job, the night before a large meeting you were organizing. Everything you need to do is done until the night before rolls around and then suddenly all these things you should have thought of start appearing.

Woke up early, got a shave, what a pleasant experience that was. Then headed for a shawarma but it was closed, was over the moon when I found an exchange booth that would cash Romanian and Bulgarian notes, thought I was stuck with a few hundred euro from currencies only valid in respective countries. Not so thrilled when I saw the exchange but it’s all part of the “cost of doing business”.

Made it to the airport via the tram, from Sultanahmet it will take you about 50 minutes. Caught a flight with Royal Jordanian Airlines and it was pleasant with good food, I recommend the fish. Met a really nice family from Kuwait on the way and ended up chatting with the father about travel for most of the trip. He filled me in on many areas that I’ve never met anyone who has ever visited before.

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Author: SHABL

Rob has been traveling the world and living abroad for over a decade. The goal was to stop having a boring life and it turned into something far greater. He's worked with national tourism boards and been mentioned in National Geographic. These days he lives abroad and loves business, technology, the tropical lifestyle, good food and travel.

3 thoughts on “Goodbye Istanbul & Flight to Amman, Jordan

  1. Hi Rob,

    Great story about your first day in Jordan! I’m looking forward to more of your updates. I love that you post daily updates of where you are and what you’re doing, makes me want to visit go where you go too!

    – Lily

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