Event: The 8th international conference on information technology (visit http://icit.zuj.edu.jo/icit17/default.aspx)
Date: May 16-21, 2017
I made a mistake by choosing XXX airline. I flew from AOR to KUL, transit for 4-5 hours, then from KUL to Jeddah, transit for 11 hours!!!!! before flying from Jeddah to Jordan for another 2 hours. It was an exhaustive journey. I arrived feeling like ‘tapai basi’.
The above photos was taken when I was about to land at Queen Alia International Airport, South of Amman, Jordan.
The The hotel driver has already waited for me. Glad that I have an arrangement made prior to arriving. Or else I would be deadly exhausted searching for cab etc. What more – I do not have enough Jordanian Dinar for the fare.
The journey to Sadeen Amman Hotel & Suites was smooth. The driver spoke fluent English (he lived in Los Angeles for the past 20 years!). I arrived at the hotel about an hour later. the exact location of the hotel is Wasfi Al-Tal (Gardens) St. – Amman – Khalda – Opposite to Safway Khalda – Amman.
First agenda, had my shower, and second agenda SLEEP!!!!
Next day, ICIT at Zaytoonah University. The university’s bus took us from Sadeem Amman Hotel to Al Zaytoonah University as early as 8.00 am.
Al Zaytoonah University, viewed from top
Interesting opening and photo session. I have two mission this time. Presenting my paper on digital graphic novel and promoting Journal of ICT (JICT) of UUM.
Met new friends and lots of interesting people. Best of the best are their food. I love Jordanian food.
I do not know their name, but they are yummylicious!
Kunafa (Knafa), sweet, with a thick layer of cheese..fuyyoh! This is really my favorite.
After the conference I went to Osama’s house. Osama’s, wife Doa, and their two active children Yamen and Massa came to pick me up at the hotel. We went to the old market together. Shopping timem as usual. Bought some Joradanian spices, safflower, etc. Great time at their place. From Osama’s house I can see the Palestine border. I wanna write a few lines on this..but well, let me keep it just to myself–do not want to change the topic of ICIT.
Happy family, from left- Osama, Massa, Doa, me and Doa’s mom.
We also visited Doa’s family – her mom and sisters. All in all, I enjoyed my stay. Thanks to Osama and family for making my trip a memorable one.