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Day Trip from Amman to Iraq Al Amir

By Monday, May 1, 2017 8

Happy Monday and I hope you all had a great weekend! On Saturday, we were able to take a day trip to Iraq Al Amir, an area just outside Amman that’s known for its ancient ruins and cave dwellings.
These ancient ruins were originally part of the Qasr Al-Abd (Palace of the Servants). They’ve been partially restored since then so tourists can get an idea of what it looked like in the past.
Being cool and comfortable was key for this trip since it gets pretty hot in the desert. I definitely could have gone without the denim jacket, but I wanted to protect my fair skin from the sun (I burn very easily, especially at the start of summer!) My Birkenstock sandals may not be the most flattering choice of footwear—my husband hates them, ha—but I have to admit I absolutely love them and they are SO comfy for walking a lot.
This panama hat was also my saving grace from the sun. I actually love this exact style from Brixton so much that I now own it in three colors!Looking out over the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea is off to the right (it’s just a little too hazy to see). Just to clarify, Iraq Al Amir is located in Jordan, not the country of Iraq. I was confused at first, too, but our tour guide explained that the word ‘Iraq’ is widely used here to describe an area that’s fertile and good for growing crops. It certainly is, too—the entire valley below is nothing but fig, olive and pomegranate trees. Apparently pomegranates are in season around July and I cannot wait! After touring the ruins and the caves, we enjoyed a homemade lunch prepared by the Women’s Cooperative Society in the village of Iraq Al Amir, which was absolutely delicious (chicken with rice, veggies, and lemon yogurt sauce).
And finally, sweet mint tea for dessert—I don’t know exactly how they make this, but it’s the best hot tea I’ve ever had! I’ve always preferred coffee, but living over here just may make me officially become a tea drinker, too!I hope your week is off to a great start and thanks so much for visiting today!

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Linking with More Pieces of Me, Sincerely Jenna Marie & Pink Sole 

8 Comments
  • Shauna
    May 1, 2017

    WOW. These are the types of photos I knew you’d have when you moved!! These shots are so incredible, and I just can’t get over how stunning the architecture is. I would be in heaven touring around these all day. Side note: love those shoes! Perfect for all the walking 🙂

    Shauna

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  • Denise Kokinis
    May 1, 2017

    Oh my gosh how I miss living in the Middle East! Some of the most beautiful landscapes and of course the food! I loveee all of these shots and you are still looking so chic!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • Amy Arnold
    May 1, 2017

    The ruins are amazing. You look gorgeous and perfectly suited for exploring. I love my Birkenstocks for travel!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Amber
    May 1, 2017

    What a beautiful place to visit – your photos are amazing!

    http://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

  • Shannon Jenkins
    May 1, 2017

    Omg how gorgeous are these ruins?!! Sounds like such a fun day! This is the perfect exploring look but still too cute! I am obsessed with those Birks and the looky so comfy!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

  • Carolyn
    May 2, 2017

    wow what incredible photos! thank you for sharing!

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  • Amy
    May 2, 2017

    I love this outfit! Your photos are beautiful.

  • Elise
    May 2, 2017

    This look is so casual and chic! Beautiful photos too!

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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