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Some tips to touring Jordan during Ramadan

Ramadan is a Muslim religious observance that takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, marked by fasting (sawm) from dawn until sunset, during which time adherents refrain from all food and drink. While an excellent lesson in patience, sacrifice and humility, this practice may create some dietary difficulties for those touring, working, and/or studying in Jordan – as described in the following snippet from the Jordan Times …

Images of Christian Steeples in a Mostly Muslim Amman

There are neighborhood mosques everywhere in Amman. That shouldn’t surprise anyone. Many of them are striking and quite beautiful. But there are also some cool churches. Here are some steeples with the Amman cityscape in the background. I found these towards the top of Jebel Ashrafiyeh within blocks of each other and also the Abu Darwish Mosque. I think these speak for themselves.