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Old Jun 8th 2005, 8:23 pm   #1
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Any one out there living in Aqaba or Jordan?
Would like to get more on hand infos about living in Aqaba, social life, entertainment,schooling etc.
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Old Jun 8th 2005, 8:46 pm   #2
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sounds like you'll be the first...pretty much everyone here is in DXB, a few in Qatar and KSA, but that's about the extent to the ME secion *l*
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'Tales from a small planet' ha quite alot of info written by some expats

see http://talesmag.com/rprweb/the_rprs/...t/jordan.shtml

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sounds like you'll be the first...pretty much everyone here is in DXB, a few in Qatar and KSA, but that's about the extent to the ME secion *l*
I can hand on my heart say that I am probably the only British ex pat living in Amman, is there anyone else out there?

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I can hand on my heart say that I am probably the only British ex pat living in Amman, is there anyone else out there?


Ehemmm join the loners club then cos I am the only Maltese expat living in Qatar.................haha...nice to be unique isnt it!
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Ehemmm join the loners club then cos I am the only Maltese expat living in Qatar.................haha...nice to be unique isnt it!
We're all unique Malt........in our own way.........

Aprat from being a Malteser, what makes u stand out from the crowd....
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I can hand on my heart say that I am probably the only British ex pat living in Amman, is there anyone else out there?

Andrew, my life long dream has been to visit Jordan. Amman and onto Petra would be a great start.

Alas.....my other half is a yank and thinks anywhere past Italy is no go ( and he doesn't even wear a baseball hat!). Any words you can provide from a local to help me convince him it is safe?!
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Andrew, my life long dream has been to visit Jordan. Amman and onto Petra would be a great start.

Alas.....my other half is a yank and thinks anywhere past Italy is no go ( and he doesn't even wear a baseball hat!). Any words you can provide from a local to help me convince him it is safe?!
Aqaba is beatiful.

Looselips. I am american, I have been to Amman, Aqaba, and the Dead Sea area several times recently.

Yes it isn't exactly Dubai, but just don't head into east amman and its perfectly safe there, and a great place to visit (don't miss Jerash)
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Aprat from being a Malteser, what makes u stand out from the crowd....

Ehemm...............now thats a hard question to answer......

What makes u??????
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Ehemm...............now thats a hard question to answer......

What makes u??????
I believe he is a moderator now ... so he is stan out from the crowd
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A blown up head u mean???????........................LOL
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Andrew, my life long dream has been to visit Jordan. Amman and onto Petra would be a great start.

Alas.....my other half is a yank and thinks anywhere past Italy is no go ( and he doesn't even wear a baseball hat!). Any words you can provide from a local to help me convince him it is safe?!
Jordan is safe with the same risks as many other countries, the biggest risks are crazy Jordanian driving (to be seen to be believed), death by over eating (Jordanians insist on stuffing you full of food) and Arabic hospitality which can drain hours out of your day

The internal security services here know pretty much everything that goes on and armed police are pretty much everywhere. As a poster here stated, you need to make sure where not to go but these are very limited places.

Its a great place, everyone should experience Jordan once in their life.

Now, I must be truly special as nobody has admitted to being an ex pat in Amman - therefore I am unique!!!

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Jordan is safe with the same risks as many other countries, the biggest risks are crazy Jordanian driving (to be seen to be believed), death by over eating (Jordanians insist on stuffing you full of food) and Arabic hospitality which can drain hours out of your day

Agreed, the hospitality of the jordanians is unmatched, and you will gain several KG while you are there.
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