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As I guess you've heard, we really had a good time on our trip to Damascus. We drove from here to Amman, Jordan and then took a taxi to Damascus, Syria.
Amman is a new city only about 50 years old and built on the site of an Ammonite village (remember, David's army fought them). It is very clean and modern, built on seven hills (or small mountains), so streets are up and down and all around. It's quite exciting driving there for insecure Americans! The hills are solidly covered with houses, shops and streets in a stairstep method up the sides.
At night Amman is just beautiful. We had been driving trough the darkness and all at once topped this hill and a fairyland of lights were shining out beyond us. However--once we were in the city the fairyland dissolved into unfamiliar streets and we promply got lost. After driving around the hills for a while we finally gave up and hired a taxi for $4.00 to lead us to our hotel--and it was well worth it! By this time it was 11:00 P.M. and we were starved.