Bilal and I recently visited Amman, Jordan, where we were guests at a dinner hosted by OJ (Osama Jumean). You might remember OJ from the dinner party in London. He’s the animated and passionate diner who loses his temper.
We left Beirut International Airport for Amman, following an indirect flight path. Because Israel and Lebanon are still technically “at war,” we flew North towards Syria before looping back into Jordan, all to avoid crossing into Israeli air space.
Though Jordan is not a No-Go—indeed, it is ruled by a stable, pro-American Monarch– it is surrounded by such contentious neighbors as Lebanon, Israel, The West Bank, Syria and Iraq. We wanted to learn how this small, resource-constrained monarchy maintains peace and stability in a such a volatile part of the world?
Bilal and Marco engage with locals at a lively dinner party. Don’t miss “Dinner in the No-Go’s,” Amman style.