My friend Gillian going native: trying on an antique headdress at the famous Al-Afghani Bazaar, Amman. We managed to find quite a few treasures here; more about them in an upcoming post.
Downtown Amman, Jordan is filled with an Aladdin's Cave of delights. Among them: freshly brewed Arabic coffee.
Take your pick of flavours and spices, including the ever-popular cardamon.
Roasting coffee beans.
A vendor carries a brass teapot and tray of glasses past stalls of knitted hats and scarves.
Crossing the street.
Traditional dresses trimmed with teal designs.
Red embroidery and cross-stitches accent these dresses.
Window display featuring traditional designs.
Bolts of neatly-stacked fabric in a tailor's shop.
Gillian and Julian at the Gold Market.
Feeling lucky? Here's your chance to play the numbers.
An old hotel that's seen better days. On one building in Amman, a sign proclaims "Life could be better."
A variety of tempting perfume oils.
King Hussein Mosque.