Our driver then took us to Mt. Nebo. For those of you that don’t know, Mt. Nebo is the site where Moses showed the Promised Land to the Israelites. The church on the top of the mountain was being renovated so we couldn’t go inside but the views from the top of the mountain were amazing.
On our way back to the hotel in Amman, our driver took us to one of the Jordan River Foundation Handicraft factories. The Jordan River Foundation was founded in 1995 by Queen Nour. It encourages Jordanians to participate in the local economy by providing training and jobs. One of the jobs is creating handicrafts that are unique to Jordan, including rugs, pottery and mosaics. All of the products are handmade and the materials all come from Jordan. We were given a tour of the show factory and then released into the show room. Of course there were so many things to look at! The work that the people of Jordan have done is amazing. We may have bought a piece or two!
After a full day of touring, my mom and I had to stay up all night so we could catch our 3 am flight back to Abu Dhabi. Flying at those hours is pretty brutal, but when they upgrade you to first class again, it’s not too terrible! Our flights home on Etihad were just as amazing as our flights to Jordan. If you are looking to fly to the Middle East, I would highly recommend you look into flying with Etihad. A driver met us a the airport when we got home and helped us get all of our bags to the car. It was really nice to have someone else take us home from the airport after 20 hours of travel!
I hope you have enjoyed my recap of the Jordan trip! Thanks for reading.