27.03.2007 - 27.03.2007
The next day saw us in a private taxi to Jerash and then on to Damascus.
Jerash was huge, so many ruins to try and mention. It has a temple to Hadrian, a hippodrome, 2 theatres, one of which they had some musicians playing the bagpipes and drums. The music sounded really great from the top of the theatre, on to the rest of the site they had just under a dozen different churches and of course the main street lined with roman pillars called the colonnade. Seeing all of this took us at least 3 hours and both of us took the opportunity to make the most of the sun while we could and wear our singlets. Then on to Damascus but with what was supposed to be a little stop at the taxi drivers house for tea, which ended up turning into late lunch and a chance to meet the family and all the neighbours. His family were lovely and his wife in particular was very excited to have us as guests in her home. We were a strange sight to see in town thus all the neighbours coming over to meet us.