Most of my married relatives and friends in Amman travel to different countries during Summer. They always enjoy it and of course they all need it. I need it too, a vacation I mean. So, where do I go every single year?
Yep, To Amman!
This year, Jeeej said to me: you can go to Amman every single year for a vacation but you won't be able to go anywhere else. Simply because we take a long time off to stay there longer and then the tickets and costs -Shopping here and having fun there- are too expensive.
To be honest, Now when I think of Amman I think of my family and my close friends only. Nothing else! I'm sorry but year after another I find it hard to enjoy time there, neither indoors nor outdoors. Not even in an open cafe. Blue Fig is excluded ;)
Traffic, indoor smoking -not good for my girls-, bad customer service, expensive everything, people staring and not minding their own business & rejection for your looks -Hijabi in my case- and some other reasons too.
This year I was lucky I had mama come over for a few days and tomorrow we have Jeeej's sweet sister coming to visit from Alabama along with her 3 kids. Then some more relatives are coming over too. You see, I'm getting the right amount of family dose to keep me away from feeling home sick.
This year, it was all up to me. He said it's either Amman Or Maui, Hawaii...
So guess what I picked?
|Deciding on the right activity for all of us was quite challenging|
|It wasn't easy but we managed to have fun!|
|So much fun :)|
|We went hiking|
|A nice and kids' friendly trail...|
|It took us 3 times to become a professional beach family|
|Food was great!|
|The private pool by the house we rented was just perfect for calm days|
|The 6 hours trip on the ferry was so special, we got to swim/snorkel in the middle of the Pacific ocean and watch the dolphins spinning and we had a great BBQ for lunch on the boat as well!|
|We got to wear our very colorful outfits and it felt just right!|
|The tips I received upon request from a fellow blogger were so helpful. I felt great wearing the right thing every single day :) I even recieved compliments on my outfits & also on my new Hijabi swim suit|
|The weather in Maui was beautiful and I can't wait to go there again :)|