The next morning we leave Amman and drive north. About an hour away there is Jerash an almost complete Roman town. Many of the pillars were re-erected and it is easy to imagine yourself to be 2000 years ago. To help your imagination they do gladiator fights and chariot races.
Jerash is quite crowded. It seems to be a favorite destination for school trips as it is so close to Amman. As a tourist wearing an Arabian head scarf I was a bigger attraction than the ruins, all the time a boy or girl wanted to have a photo of him/her and me taken.
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