Souk Jara 2008 wraps up this Friday, August 29

Looking for some local Jordanian flavor? How about some deals on handcrafts, or some games for the kids? If you happen to be in Amman this coming Friday, August 29 then you’re in luck as the last Souk Jara event of the summer is being held. Souk Jara is a Jordanian annual, weekly flea market event organized by the Jabal Amman Residents Association (Jara) that occurs every Friday throughout the summer that offers a variety of family-oriented activities.

On bended knee atop Mt. Nebo

Today, the journalists visiting Jordan via the graciousness of the JBT were invited to visit an Islamic Mosque, surveyed Jordan from Rabbat Ammon and the Promised Land from Mount Nebo. We also saw ancient mosaics, including a 6th century map in a Greek Orthodox Church. We then soothed our aching joints in the hot springs of Ma’in Springs. While we weren’t able to post photos today, you’re still invited to check out our growing photo gallery of images from this amazing trip in an even more amazing land.