Saturday, March 23, 2013

We have arrived!

After 13 hours, our flight arrived in Amman on Sunday, March 23 at 1:30 am local time. In flight we lost half a day. It took about an hour to get our required visas, get through customs and collect our luggage once we arrived. I am a bit blurry eyed and in need of a shower, but otherwise none the worst for wear.

We are now on a bus on our way to Irbid, a city to the north of Amman where the university hosting us is located. It is about a two hour ride. We were expecting some local fare for dinner on the bus, but because it is still early in the morning, we were told that the only option is McDonalds! It's a bit of a disappointment, but I'll be glad to have some food to eat. I trust that some more authentic Jordanian fare will be available tomorrow.

40 minutes later....

Well as it turns out, McDonalds was closed. So after a few times getting off and back on the bus in search of alternative places to eat, we found a little Jordanian restaurant (a Falafel House) where we were able to get falafel sandwiches and some bottled water. My stomach is happy! Now for some sleep before we get to the hotel. I have a feeling than tomorrow is going to be tough day getting used to the time change.

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