For a history and geography of Um Qais, one of Jordan's most historic and cultural cities (heck, I think all of Jordan's cities can be considered historic and intellectual and cultural!), click here. My favorite part of Um Qais is this picture below, not just because of its view but more importantly because of its significance and status.
I'll try to add captions to the rest of the pics later or something.
|an ancient Roman theater in the city|
|The theater from a different angle|
|The same spot I'm sitting in the first picture above|
|A view. It's nothing in the photo as it is in person.|
|Our lunch. That's how the cans are in Jordan. Without a straw, they're impossible to drink from. I wasn't a happy camper.|
|A well (I doubt it's there for use) in the restaurant where we ate|
|A better view of the theater|