I first visited Amman to fulfill a promise. A dear college classmate of mine was Jordanian, and I promised her I’d come and stay with her family on the day we graduated.
When I think of the city, even to this day so many years later, my memories are as much about its tourist attractions as restaurants as it is about the fig tree in her yard, and the aroma of so-called “white coffee” being served in the parlor of her beautiful home.
Where to Stay in Amman
Before I start exploring the question of how many days in Amman you should spend, we need to discuss the topic of where in Amman to stay. The good news is that the part of the city center relevant to tourists is relatively small. This is especially fortunate because Amman is an extremely hot city, and has very meager public transportation infrastructure.
Robert Schrader is a travel writer and photographer who’s been roaming the world independently since 2005, writing for publications such as “CNNGo” and “Shanghaiist” along the way. His blog, Leave Your Daily Hell, provides a mix of travel advice, destination guides and personal essays covering the more esoteric aspects of life as a traveler.