Jordan : Hot Air Balloon at Wadi Rum Desert & Amman City Tour

Time to fly high and above

Hi Everyone, πŸ™‚

Our Jordan trip is pretty much over. This is the last post before my β€˜how to plan a trip to Jordan’ post. I fell ill before our trip to Wadi Rum Desert. We had a hot air balloon and a 4×4 planned for that day. But we could do only the hot air balloon. It was one of its kind experience. I was super scared before we started but it was such a joyous experience. I think everyone must experience it once in their lives. πŸ™‚

The last two days were spent in the beautiful city of Amman, the capital of Jordan. Sanjeev and I spent time sipping Turkish coffee at local cafes, eating falafels and testing out the sweets at various sweet shops. I haven’t seen a bigger celebration of food at any other place so far the way it is in Jordan. They not only like to eat but also like to share their food generously with strangers such as us. πŸ™‚

The last day we went to see the ancient Roman Citadel, the Jerash City and the royal automobile museum.

The afternoon was spent shopping at the city mall and then spending a lazy evening walking down the cobbled streets of Amman. Just gathering every bit of memory we could gather.

I was literally in tears while leaving Jordan. A ton of credit goes to our driver Ziad, who made us familiar with the city, its culture, the teachings of Islam, and the rich history of the place. He welcomed us like his family member, took us around everywhere and even treated us at his favourite local falafel joint, Abu Jbara. The people of Jordan are actually the biggest strength of Jordan. Almost 90% people must have said ’welcome to Jordan’ with a warm smile. It was as if they were so happy to see us. I will make it a point to say β€˜Welcome to India’ to every foreigner I come across from now on. As travellers, you never forget about the people. They help you create memories that you remember all your life.

I will miss Jordan!

the first view of Wadi Rum Desert
the first view of Wadi Rum Desert
Ready?
Ready?

All set! : )

up, up and up it goes!
up, up and up it goes!
There is no right or wrong path. Just pick the one you like and make it your own!
There is no right or wrong path. Just pick the one you like and make it your own!
our balloon making its mark!
our balloon making its mark!
view from the top
view from the top
the knotty tales!
the knotty tales!
view from the top
view from the top
flying high
flying high
photo (9)
all smiles
waiting for my passengers : D
waiting for my passengers : D
At the ancient Roman Citadel
At the ancient Roman Citadel
the bird's eye view of Amman
the bird’s eye view of Amman
The Amman citadel is round 7000 years old . It symbolizes the birth of the three great monotheistic religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
The Amman citadel is round 7000 years old . It symbolizes the birth of the three great monotheistic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
walking ahead!
walking ahead!
happy happy! : )
happy happy! : )
evidences!
evidences!
sitting on top of the city of Amman
sitting on top of the city of Amman
a great place!
a great place!
like the good ol days! ; )
like the good ol days! ; )
gathering history and memories alike
gathering history and memories alike
posing away!
For keeps!
The city of Jerash
The city of Jerash
Jerash is considered one of the most important and best preserved Roman cities in the Near East.
Jerash is considered one of the most important and best preserved Roman cities in the Near East.
may the time stand still!
may the time stand still!
same but different!
same but different!
sunny side!
sunny side!
Habibi : D
Habibi : D
Checking out the cars at the Royal Automobile Museum. The Royal Automobile Museum was built in 2003 under instructions from King Abdullah II, specifically to pay tribute to the eventful life of his late father, Hussein, who died of cancer in 1999 after a 46-year reign.
Checking out the cars at the Royal Automobile Museum. The Royal Automobile Museum was built in 2003 under instructions from King Abdullah II, specifically to pay tribute to the eventful life of his late father, Hussein, who died of cancer in 1999 after a 46-year reign.
The very swanky SLR stirling moss LE. It's a race car by Mercedes Benz and one of the fastest and rarest care ever produced.
The very swanky SLR stirling moss LE. It’s a race car by Mercedes Benz and one of the fastest and rarest care ever produced.
another gorgeous car used by the late king.
another gorgeous car used by the late king.
Zenon electric motorcycle. The only one avialable in the world and it's given on loan to the museum.
Zenon electric motorcycle. The only one available in the world and it’s given on loan to the museum.
leaving behind our marks!
leaving behind our marks!
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47 Responses to Jordan : Hot Air Balloon at Wadi Rum Desert & Amman City Tour

  1. Ritika says:

    I am in love with Jordan after reading all your posts on Faux Pas .. What a beauty! And you look stunning in each and every outfit but my favourite one is the mint skirt style pants πŸ™‚ <3
    I soo wanna be on that hot air balloon πŸ˜€
    How was the weather like n what did u Shop?? Hope u r well now πŸ™‚

  2. Dita says:

    Cool! πŸ™‚ love your dress

  3. pinky says:

    luckyyyyyyyyyyyy you rati!!!!! i must say πŸ™‚ your whole travel book is a must study for ardent travellers like me.you look awesome in the yellow floral dress.kudosss to you guyzz where ever you guyz travel you raise bars of that place be it bali or kerala or jordan. jordan is totally on my wish list πŸ™‚ so how are you feeling??????? deserts can be scary πŸ™ you look like a perfect islam gal with that white scarf and MAN!!!! those swanky cars heartthrob they are :p and wanted to ask you something our ceo is coming from US to visit us so have to wear some good formals can you please suggest me some??have checked some posts on IMBB.i live in hyderabad by the way and there is no zara but there is mango but i dont know why they dont stock well i find online website much better πŸ™ waiting for your reply πŸ™‚ take care and get well soon

    • Rati says:

      actually you can wear trousers with shirt and a waist coat. you can wear a crisp semi fitted shirt with a pencil skirt if you have a body to carry that. you can also throw on a light blazer with your outfit, that would sharpen up the look instantly. :)) hope that helps. :)) thank you. :))

  4. Sumathi says:

    The view from the top is amazing. Hot air balloon ride must have been so exciting πŸ™‚
    The pictures you post are such a treat. It’s like visiting the place in person.
    I totally agree, the people make a huge impact on the experience we have in a place.
    I too would greet foreigners with a huge smile when I meet any πŸ™‚

    • Rati says:

      it was uhhmazing . surprisingly i was not scared as the balloon started flying up. πŸ˜› yes we all should. The line ‘welcome to jorrrdan’ still resonates with me. It was such an enriching experience. :))

  5. saee says:

    Just beautiful. It is heartbreaking to see our old and beautiful buildings in ruins. These people take care of their heritage, unlike us… You, as always are looking very pretty and wel put together!

    • Rati says:

      those are actually the ruins. πŸ˜› Sorry to disagree but we have very well maintained a whole lot of our places. :)) thank you. :))

  6. sravanthi says:

    We missed Hot air Ballon Ride in Florida because of weather, except that i did all rides, after seeing your pics i want to do, but in Hawaii, i want to ask you one thing rati, y ur not planning for U.S? i want to meet u, i cant come to India now, but waiting for u to come to U.S, not me there are so many fans waiting for u here in U.S, please plan for U.S trip rati !!! i loved ur yellow dress

    • Rati says:

      yes we would come to the US soon. it’s only the matter of time. would love to meet you. :)) awwww thank you. :))

  7. jomol says:

    AWESOME!!! The place has been well captured in pics…..the pics are a treat…both you and the place Rati :* Sanjeevji…..hats off!!!!!

  8. Pratiksha says:

    Great post, Rati. The place looks mesmerizing, Jordan definitely goes in my bucket list. And, you look great as always.

  9. Naina says:

    Where did you buy your yellow dress, it’s gorgeous!

  10. pia says:

    beautiful pics rati.. thanks for the lovely experience of jordan through sanjeev ji’s lens.. goes on to my must visit places list immediately.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    u look gorgeous as usual… hope u r feeling better :* :*

  11. Soundarya says:

    Awesome pics Rati…love ur dress..Hot air Balloon is one of its kind.I am happy we did it in Dubai, an 1 hour trip and it was sooo great with the captain from Germany !!:)Loved the landing especially πŸ˜› U reminded me of our trip now!! And jus 10 more days to our trip to KL,Langkawi and Bali..im excited.hope it goes well πŸ™‚ My travel bucket list keeps on increasing πŸ˜›

    • Rati says:

      haha!! yeah it was awesome. :)) have a blast during your trips!! I am sure they’d be awesome. :)) enjoy1 πŸ™‚

  12. Sania Kapoor says:

    Hey Rati. Another fabulous post. This place looks really amazing. I have traveled a lot, but never really thought about Jordan out of all places. I love the citadel ruins. Totally my kinda place. I look forward to your “how to plan a trip to Jordan” post.

  13. tamalika says:

    such a lovely place rati D…m not getting tired of going through these pics several times…can’t take my eyes off!! so beautifully captured… πŸ™‚ and u looking great n ur dresses are so much coordinated with the surroundings…u r glowing ratiD πŸ™‚

  14. Shalini says:

    Hi! Not sure how I came across your blog but I just love it! I love reading about your travels and seeing your outfits! Great photography as well πŸ™‚

    Shalini
    worklifestyleblog.com

  15. Savita says:

    Hi Rati,

    I scared to visit any Muslim country as there are so many bad words about them. But after reading your experience I feel bit relaxed about visiting there. BTW you’re again looking stunning in your dresses. πŸ™‚

    • Rati says:

      oh! that’s strange. jordan is an extremely safe place. infact it’s safer for women than india anyday.:P Thank you πŸ™‚

  16. aparna says:

    Hey Rati I have been to Jordan visited Mecca mall…it was my favorite!!

  17. surabhi says:

    Rati… first, that is the cutest train driver ever!!! πŸ˜€ Loved your pics. Jordan has been on my list for so long and I could never make it. Some problem or the other. Your pics made it seem like I was there too!

    How have you been? Miss your posts on FP and love you soo much! God bless.

    • Rati says:

      thank you surabhi. I have been good. hope the same for you. I hope you do plan a trip to jordan. you’d love it. πŸ™‚

  18. Ari says:

    indeed, the beautiful place i seen ur tourtist history.. as usual u look soooo elegant

  19. aru says:

    How fab was that! Must have been some experience really. What a view that was from the top. A nice high. Literally πŸ™‚

  20. Sania Kapoor says:

    Love your dress, love the landscapes . How was the hot air balloon ride ?? Were you afraid of being so high up in the sky ?

  21. Manasi says:

    Loved your pictures doll!! I am in love with your pretty yellow dress….you look stunning!

  22. wow place looks great πŸ˜€ the hot air balloon tour must have been awesome πŸ˜€ and such a cute couple you guys are <3

  23. roopa says:

    Hey Rati. I look forward to your Trips and the pics associated with them. they are so beautiful to look at. I always drool over ur choice of attire and the way u accessorize them. Its a treat for the eyes. Furthermore I wud like to know how do u get rid of the Tan that u acquire on ur sunny rides. Every trip I make I return with the memories and a Tan alike, even after loads of sunscreen …. Its just a downside to the beautiful places that u see… but I dislike it it entirely.
    Im sure a lot of the beautiful ladies out there wud have queries on similar lines.

  24. Arzoo says:

    Looks like you had so much fun, I’m so scared of balloon ride, I can’t do it anyway and you look so cute in the pics πŸ™‚

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