|Entrance to the famous Souk Jara in Rainbow Street|
Souk Jara! After much anticipation and excitement, I finally made it over to the famous souk in Rainbow Street, Jabal Amman. To say I was disappointed would be something of an understatement. The blogs and columns I've read about it led me to believe it was a "flea market". And, I reckon it was a flea market... of sorts. As far as I could tell, however, it was a souk designed to capture and appeal to foreign tourists. Almost every piece of merchandise I saw, I have seen in various "tourist trap" type gift shops all round the kingdom.
|This chap had rather an interesting marketing idea. Notice he has a tiny beehive on his booth top showing the bees actually making the honey!|
|abo Zaky and Osama trying to figure out where to go next|
|Notice the pastry he is tossing in the air? It's almost as think as tissue paper.. think phyllo!|
|Old cameras, 8mm moving cameras, phonographs, typewriter, etc. One of the few really interesting booths in the souk|
|And who doesn't love a bit of bote3?|
|Leaving Souk Jara|