A Stroll Through Our Favorite Neighborhood in Amman

It’s been too long, I know!  Since our last post we’ve moved from Amman, Jordan, to Tel Aviv, Israel.  Within a few days of our move Granddaddy-boy (Greg’s dad) came over and we took off on a two-week trip all throughout Israel and back to Jordan to see Wadi Rum and Petra.  I didn’t even have time to get the last of my Amman photos uploaded to my computer before we left. We’re home now, getting all settled in, and as I look back on these photos they seem like they were forever ago.  Isn’t it funny how something so recent can seem so far away?  Nonetheless, these photos are bringing me back to the late afternoon where we slowly strolled the streets of Jabal Amman, our favorite neighborhood in the city. It’s one of the oldest areas in town just above the city center and is characterized by its cafes, profusions of staircases and beautiful villas dating back to the 1920-30s.
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We decided to have dinner at Sufra, a restaurant that had been recommended to us, and the setting alone made us realize what a gem this is in the city!  I had no clue what would be behind this little gate…
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We got there just before sunset and the light was beautiful.  Not to mention the food was absolutely delicious! So much so that we came back a few nights later just for appetizers;) Something that has been really nice both in Jordan and Israel is how accommodating restaurants are when you have a child with you.  They adore kids!  Back home I sometimes feel like I have to choose a ‘kid-friendly’ spot if we go out to eat but it hasn’t been an issue for us.  Maybe its my own insecurities but whatever it is, I’m thankful to take Remy out to try new foods, and I’m thinking I’ll continue to do so even once we’re back stateside.  Speaking of which, Remy and I leave for Louisiana in less than two weeks!  Yes, we’re just getting settled in to Tel Aviv only to leave…again…but we cannot wait to see so many faces that we love!!  I’m returning home for 3 weeks to shoot a special wedding in Savannah, Ga, and to sneak in just enough time with people we’ve missed dearly since moving away.  We can’t wait!

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