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Old Citadel

Old Citadel
Old Citadel

 

Old Citadel view of Palestinian refugee camp
Old Citadel view of Palestinian refugee camp

Yesterday, September 4, a trusted taxi cab driver, Nahid, took me to the Old Citadel…the view from my living room window. It was incredible. It overlooks one of the Palestinian refugee camps that seems to go on forever.
We then went to the Roman Steps. At a shop by the Steps I bought a beautiful black Palestinian hand embroidered black dress from “Nancy.” Her father owns a similar shop in the Old City in Jerusalem, Palestine. She served Nahid and I coffee from a makeshift kitchen on the steps adjoining her shop.

Nancy's coffee bar, Roman steps
Nancy’s coffee bar, Roman steps
Shops near Roman steps
Shops near Roman steps

I met a Palestinian woman, about fifty years old, in the Paris Circle and we had a nice little chat. Her rent has been raised from 26JD a month to 60JD a month during the past three months. That is a good example of what the economy is doing here since the huge influx of Syrian refugees.
That is it for yesterday!

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