Well, we’re back in Tel Aviv and getting ready to go out to the crafts market again. We flew in from Amman last night after spending the day touring three sites. Our hotel arranged for a car and driver which we shared with another couple.We started out the day at Um Quais, which is a Roman ruins. The sight is relatively small, but interesting non-the-less. From one side there is a great view towards Syria and Israel. They had a lovely cafe set up to take advantage of the great views and we sat down for a while to have a drink with our new friends. Then we continued on to Ajloun (or Ajlun) which is best known for Qala’atar-Rabad, a castle built atop Mt Anuf to defend against the Crusaders. There are beautiful views of the Jordan Valley and three wadis: Kufranjah, Rajeb, and Al-Yabes. This made it strategically important. We finished up with the most extensive of the Roman ruins they have at Jerash. The entrance is through the impressive Hadrian’s Arch. They have a Hippodrome there that they still stage chariot races in. The site is quite big and there was a lot to see.
It was a good last day in Jordan. This afternoon we’re renting a car and driving to Haifa. Along the way we’ll stop at Caesarea and see more Roman ruins.