On Saturday we ventured out to Rainbow Street, which is the happening street in central Amman with some cute boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. Regrettably, this being Ramandan pretty much everything was shut. However, we still had a wander (in the hot hot sun) and it was still pretty:
Fortunately, there was a cafe open on one of the side streets off Rainbow Street - Wild Jordan is run but the Royal Jordanian Department of Conservation, and acts as information desk, wholefoods/organic cafe, and a beautifully curated shop with local hand made products like soaps, jewellery and bags. We took refuge from the heat and had some smoothies; I had strawberry and banana which came with a kick of lemon and mint:
Paul was so hot and bothered by this stage (he'd run for 80 minutes that morning and was very dehydrated despite drinking lots of water) that he drank two smoothies in record time. They were delicious, and I was excited to see that the menu had some good looking lunch options, including a tofu burger! Never did I think I would see a tofu burger on a menu in Amman! So we are keen to head back - I've had some good recommendations for other spots around Rainbow Street and I am looking forward to exploring more.